Broadband Study Committee

RFP: Broadband Study Committee Last Mile Broadband Feasibility Study

The Broadband Study Committee shall be charged with the following:
 Assist the Town Administrator in the preparation of a request for proposals (RFP) in compliance
of MGL Chapter 30B for the purpose of engaging a consultant to study the feasibility, benefits
and costs of a municipally owned and controlled town wide fiber optic system that would
deliver electronic content to residents and businesses in a manner that both enhances services
and controls costs.
 Evaluate the proposals submitted and make recommendations to the Town Administrator and
Board of Selectmen regarding which consultant to hire and the reasons therefore.
 Once the consultant is contracted be the primary party the consultant would work with in
developing the report including assisting in gathering information, public outreach and
coordinating with other town agencies.
 Review the draft report of the consultant and advise the consultant as to content and format,
but not on conclusions, findings or recommendations (unless determined to based on erroneous
information)
 Be present at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting when the final report is presented and
comment on areas of agreement or disagreement.
The committee shall be comprised of seven (7) individuals as follows;
1. Selectmen Representative (appointed by the Board)
2. Member of the Economic Development Committee (appointed by the committee)
3. Member of the Cable Advisory Committee (appointed by the committee)
4. Town Administrator appointee (to understand potential impact on Town Staffing (Direct or third
party coordination )
5. Three At-Large Members from the community
a. Desirable qualifications for At-Large Members would be
i. Technical Knowledge of the subject
ii. Knowledge of Finance
iii. Knowledge of Project Management

This is an Ad hoc committee and will serve until the work of the committee is completed as determined
by the Board of Selectmen after which the committee will be disbanded.

Adopted by vote of the Board of Selectmen on December 17, 2018
Amended by vote of the Board of Selectmen on February 27, 2019 to change the name from Municipal
Fiber Study Committee to Broadband Study Committee

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Derek Frates 774-328-8828

Broadband Study Committee Members

NameTitleTerm Expires

Selectman's Representative

2020

John Seed

Economic Development Committee

2020

John Methia

Cable Advisory Committee

2020

Town Staff

2020

Sean Powers

Chair
At-Large member

2020

At-large member

2020

Suzanne Dwyer

At-Large member

2020