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EAGLE-Net Alliance, FiberLink Announce Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) Agreement
EAGLE-Net Alliance announced today the signing of an indefeasible right of use agreement with FiberLink. The 20-year agreement is for 192 route miles of fiber in northeast Colorado, from downtown Denver to Wray, Colorado.
The selection of these fiber assets was procured through an evaluation of responses to RFP # 107057-10, Request for Proposal for Fiber Assets Northeastern Colorado.
Of the agreement, FiberLink Chief Operations Officer Howard Kauk said “This is a great partnership”
This IRU will enable EAGLE-Net to fulfill part of the requirements set forth by the $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant that was awarded in September 2010. This agreement will enable EAGLE-Net to expand its network capabilities across northeastern Colorado to meet an August 31, 2013 completion date of the EAGLE-Net network.
About EAGLE-Net Alliance
The EAGLE-Net Alliance (EAGLE-Net) is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that will deliver a carrier quality broadband network to more than 230 community anchor institutions. EAGLE-Net is building a sustainable network to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities statewide. EAGLE-Net also provides commodity Internet services with access to advanced research and education networks.
EAGLE-Net was awarded a Round-2 $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) infrastructure grant in September 2010 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and will bring it to completion by August 2013. For more information, go to www.co-eaglenet.net.
FiberLink, LLC owns over 2,000 route miles of multiple strands of dark fiber and numerous blank conduits running from downtown Chicago to downtown Denver, and from downtown Chicago to downtown New Orleans. For more information, go to www.fiberlinknow.com.
EAGLE-Net Alliance (www.co-eaglenet.net)
BTOP Grant Program (www2.ntia.doc.gov)
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