Cybera issues request to internet providers

Cybera has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from internet service vendors to provide high-speed communications links at its transit exchange sites, beginning with Calgary. The goal is to offer Cybera members (which includes Alberta universities, K-12 institutions, start-up companies and other research facilities) with the chance to buy-in to an internet group-rate package. This will aggregate their traffic while enabling reduced connection rates.

Cybera is looking to initially purchase 1 Gbps service from two different vendors, with the option to grow as demand increases.

The deadline to return the RFP receipt confirmation form is February 8. Inquiries into the RFP can be made until February 15, with final submissions due February 22, 2012.