Fiber Net-Neighborhoods

Springfield Utility Board Connected

What is a Net Neighborhood?

A Net Neighborhood is:

  • Passive fiber to the premises infrastructure owned by SUB
  • Used by a Provider under a 10-year term
  • Designed and constructed by the Provider
  • Springfield Utility Board (SUB) reimburses the Provider for the construction
  • Provider then reimburses SUB over time for the use of the Net Neighborhood

How It Works

  • Applications for a Net Neighborhood will be held for 30 calendar days
  • If no other applications for the same or similar net neighborhood are submitted within that period, SUB will proceed with discussions with the Provider on drafting a Net Neighborhood Agreement and (pending satisfactory progress) Board consideration
  • If another application for the same or similar net neighborhood is received within the 30-day period, SUB will proceed with discussions with all accepted applications, draft Net Neighborhood Agreements, and (pending satisfactory progress) Board consideration with a staff recommendation
  • Net neighborhoods must be within the City of Springfield city limits and SUB must provide electric and water service to the location

Net Neighborhood Application Process

Please note that any proposed Net Neighborhood is subject to Board approval and SUB reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. If insufficient progress is made to draft an agreement associated with an accepted application, the application will become inactive. SUB’s Board has indicated an interest of investing in $1,000,000 in additional SUB/publicly-owned infrastructure associated with enhancing telecommunications services. One purpose of this program is to “leverage public assets to enhance private competition.”

Application Requirements

Application are to be submitted by completing this form below and need to contain the following information:

  • Company name and contact information.
  • Statement indicating that the Company has a current license with the City to provide end use service within the City of Springfield. Please provide license number or other identifier.
  • Summary of experience in designing, constructing, and maintaining fiber to the premises installations.
  • Summary of experience marketing and providing service to end use customers.
  • General description of area and map of proposed neighborhood with homes and businesses designated to be connected (does not need to be design specific). Identify the number of connections.
  • Summary of design work conducted for the neighborhood (e.g. general overview of time spent in field/back office).
  • Proposed demarcation point identified on map and general description of demarcation point.
  • Will the project be connected to SUB middle mile fiber?
  • Identified use of pre-existing SUB-owned conduit and estimated length of SUB conduit.
  • Proposed use of SUB property for staging and/or storing materials used in construction (if no proposed use, please indicate that SUB property is not required for storage and staging).
  • Proposed project construction start date.
  • Proposed project construction end date.
  • Proposed start of providing end use service. Describe any plan to market service at the net neighborhood location.

Net Neighborhood Application Form

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    Application Review

    SUB will review a submittal and respond whether or not it satisfactorily meets the above requirements and has been accepted. Please allow at least 2 business days for SUB to review the application. SUB will post the following on SUB’s website:

    • Company Name
    • Description of Net Neighborhood, map, number of connections
    • Proposed construction start date
    • Proposed construction end date
    • Application Acceptance Date

    Status – Status may be:

    • “Pending 30 Day Application Period for Other Applications for the Same Area”
    • “30 Day Period Concluded – In Discussion Pending Board Consideration”
    • “Board Will Consider Net Neighborhood Planned On XX/XX/XXXX”
    • “Board Approved – Updated estimated start and end dates for construction” or [“Board Denied – (reason for denial)”] or “Withdrawn/Inactive – New applications will be accepted”
    • “Install Completed and Accepted by SUB”

    *SUB will require Applicant to submit materials and installation cost information (that will be reimbursed by SUB to the Applicant) as an addendum at a later date.

    Additional Information

    Effective August 22, 2020, once a Net Neighborhood application is accepted by SUB, SUB will notify all Internet Service Providers licensed with the City of Springfield that an application has been accepted, along with a link to the posting on SUB’s website.

    If a proposal is selected after the 30-day period, then SUB will need additional detailed information and any proprietary nature of that information can be addressed at that time.

    Net Neighborhood Locations

    map of Mountainvale net neighborhoodMountainvale

    • Location: Mountainvale (Jasper Road, Kintzley, and pedestrian path) / Approximately 36 residential connections
    • Proposed Construction Start Date: As sites are developed
    • Proposed Construction End Date: As sites are completed
    • Application Acceptance Date: February 25, 2021
    • Application Status: Board Approved

    Marcola Meadows

    • map of Marcola Meadows net neighborhoodLocation: Marcola Meadows (31st Street to the East, EWEB easement to the north, SUB easement to the south, and Lock Drive to the West) /
    • Approximately 451 Residential Connections
    • Proposed Construction Start Date: As sites are developed.
    • Application Acceptance Date: October 21, 2020
    • Application Status: Board Approved – Start Date for Construction: As Sites are Developed


    • map of Redwood net neighborhoodLocation: Redwood (North of Jasper between 32nd Street and Filbert Lane) / Approximately 235 Residential Connections
    • Proposed Construction Start Date: April 2, 2021
    • Proposed Construction End Date: July 31, 2021
    • Application Acceptance Date: October 6, 2020
    • Application Status: Board approved – Estimated April 2, 2021 start and July 31, 2021 end dates for construction

    map of River Glen and Delrose Subdivisions net neighborhoodRiver Glen & Delrose Subdivisions

    • Location: River Glen and Delrose Subdivisions / Approximately 15 residential connections
    • Proposed Construction Start Date: Fall 2021
    • Proposed Construction End Date: Fall 2021
    • Application Acceptance Date: August 21, 2020
    • Application Status: Board Approved


    • map of Ambleside net neighborhoodLocation: Ambleside; bordered by Ambleside Drive north to Watermark Drive and 33rd / Approximately 161 residential connections
    • Proposed Construction Start Date: Completed
    • Proposed Construction End Date:Completed
    • Application Acceptance Date: July 13, 2018
    • Application Status: Install completed and accepted by SUB