10/14/2008 Ira Tackel reported to the Board of Commissioners at their Stated Meeting on the status of the Community Broadband project and negotiations. The Township has in hand a technically feasible state-of-the-art broadband wireless design, as well as, a viable financial model, but the negotiations with the company that made the most comprehensive spectrum and hardware proposal to the Township, are not proceeding. Given the various risks, the Township cannot prudently proceed with this project at this time and the Community Broadband Steering Committee activities are suspended. Ira publicly thanked the entire committee for their service.
06/10/2008 A motion was approved by a vote of 6 to 1 by the Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Stated Meeting: "The Board of Commissioners of Upper Dublin Township authorize the appropriate Township Staff to actively negotiate and make recommendations for an agreement with NextWave Wireless, Inc. for the development and formal proposal of a viable municipally owned broadband network conforming to the guidelines and recommendations established by the Community Broadband Steering Committee. It is understood that such an agreement will be subject to separate and thorough review and consideration by the Board."
06/03/2008 Presentation to the Board of Commissioners at a special workshop meeting, 7:30 pm at the Township building. Broadcast LIVE on UDTV and REPLAYED Th 6/5 at 7p.
04/23/2008 RFP responses still under review. Contact (215) 643-1600 x3221 for info.
01/07/2008 RFP responses under review.
12/21/2007 Due date for RFPs.
11/12/2007 "RFP-Community Broadband Wireless Network" posted on web site.
07/10/2007 Status presentation to the Board of Commissioners by Committee Chair, Commissioner Ira S. Tackel. Steering committee meets monthly.
09/13/2006 Town Meeting Presentation by steering committee.
12/31/2005 Pilot Program went live with a handful of residents. Long-term direction being investigated by a steering committee appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
Link to community broadband document page.
The Township of Upper Dublin
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (215) 643-1600
Fax: (215) 542-0797