PA Turnpike Commission’s Operations, Maintenance, & Commercialization Partners
The PTC initiated a separate competitive procurement for Fiber Operations, Maintenance, and Commercialization (FOMC) services for a 25-year term, which was awarded to Plenary Broadband Infrastructure, LLC (PBI). A notice to proceed was issued to PBI on
February 24, 2021.
The PTC FOMC project is the first public-private partnership revenue-risk broadband project in North America. The FOMC contract includes a commercial net revenue share between the PTC and PBI, which is also subject to a minimum revenue guarantee. The
contract enables PBI to provide lit fiber services, lease dark fiber, market empty ducts, and install new cell towers within the PTC’s right of way subject to PTC approval on a case-by-case basis. PBI is also responsible for operations and maintenance
services for PTC fiber optic infrastructure, which include repairs, mark-out services, fiber construction, and fiber management system maintenance.
PBI and Tilson Infrastructure will be responsible for commercializing additional fiber capacity along the route and developing network infrastructure that will provide increased connectivity for the region. For more information about Plenary Americas visit Plenary Americas. For more information about Tilson Infrastructure visit Tilson Infrastructure.
Tilson Technology Management, Inc. is the O&M provider that will also handle part of the operational contract. For more information about Tilson visit www.tilsontech.com.