Rowan County Chooses Windstream over Fibrant and Spirit for Backup High-Speed Internet Provider! Fibrant Outcompeted Again!

Posted on February 21, 2017

RFP Staff

♦  At yesterday’s Rowan County Commissioner’s Meeting the Rowan County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the consent agenda that included approving a contract with Windstream over Fibrant and Spirit for the county’s high-speed backup provider (redundancy).

The county tech staff recommended Windstream over Fibrant and Spirit for backup services.  The bids submitted showed that Windstream outbid Fibrant.  Windstream came in at $69,840 for a 3 year period while Fibrant submitted $87,480 for 3 years and was out of the running.  Only last spring Salisbury’s Fibrant fiasco was turned down the Rowan-Salisbury School System because they priced themselves out of the bidding process and demonstrated once again why the city’s municipal fiber optic can’t compete with heavyweights.

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