As part of its revised Regional Operational Plan, WiredWest will arrange for all services, such as Network operations, Customer Service, Billing, Technical Support, Line Maintenance, etc. on behalf of member towns. Consolidating these services regionally reduces the burden for the towns and lowers costs to customers as described in WiredWest’s comprehensive analysis on the benefits of regionalization.

WiredWest has released a Request for Information (RFI) to collect information on third party vendors interested in providing some or all of the services necessary to operate a regional network. The full RFI is included below. The RFI is now closed. We received 13 responses. We’ll be studying these to put together an operational plan with cost estimates. We should have some numbers and estimated subscription fee in November.