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WZZM 13 - Voters choose to support Holland Broadband proposal

BY 13 ON YOUR SIDE STAFF

 

News Channel 3 - Holland fiber internet proposal brings customers options, competition for cable companies

BY TRISHA MCCAULEY

 
Holland Sentinel - Comcast spends $100K fighting Holland's citywide fiber proposal

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

MiBiz - Holland voters to decide broadband internet bond proposal

BY ANDY BALASKOVITZ

 

News Channel 3 - Holland voters to decide on fiber internet service in Aug. 2 election

BY LEXIE PETROVIC

 

Fox 17 - Holland City looks to make internet another utility for customers

BY MATT WITKOS

 
WHTC - Expanded high speed internet on the ballot in the City of Holland August 2

BY KEN DELANEY

 

WZZM - Holland voters to decide if city will have its own high-speed internet network

BY NATE BELT

 

Wood TV 8 - Holland voters to decide on building fiber internet network

BY WHITNEY BURNEY

 

Connect, Lakeshore Edition, Page 14 - Holland Board of Public Works’ Community-Based Broadband Plan: A Referendum on Innovation

BY D.C. BEATTIE

 

Holland Sentinel - Ottawa County may harness power of the sun to turn sewer sludge into fertilizer

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - Power providers prepare for summer strain on energy system

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 
Holland Sentinel - Here is where roadwork is underway this summer

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Connect Magazine - May 2022

Feature: Holland BPW - page 4, BY JULIE A. DECOOK, EDITED BY CHELSEA SCOTT
The Future is Fiber…HBPW’s Broadband Plan: Innovation for All? - page 8, BY D.C. BEATTIE

 
Holland Sentinel - Holland is taking its public fiber to voters. How much could it cost?

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 
Holland Sentinel - Holland, Fillmore pitch friendly annexation, water deal

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 
WHTC - Holland BPW is recognized for reliability

BY DAN EVANS

 

WZZM - Major road projects underway and upcoming along lakeshore

BY GARY STEVENS

 

13 On Your Side - Holland residents could decide on city-provided Wi-Fi intiative in August

BY KEELY LOVERN

 

Holland Sentinel - What we know so far about Holland City Fiber

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - Holland's $8.8M in COVID relief may pay for fiber, firefighers

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - BPW pitches plan to offer high-speed internet to every home in Holland

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

WHTC - Holland voters may decide on proposed broadband expansion initiative

BY GARY STEVENS

 

MiBiz - Holland-based Volta Power Systems leverages need for advanced energy solutions

BY JAYSON BUSSA

 

Holland Sentinel - Powering LG: HBPW making plans to meet electric needs of battery maker

BY CAROLYIN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - MiSustainable Holland: Holland event to highlight sustainable business innovation

BY ROSE SPICKLER

 

FOX 17 - Holland staying busy as 'transformational projects' take shape

BY MATT WITKOS

 

Holland Sentinel - HBPW to issue bonds to build new water main

BY CAROLYIN MUYSKENS

 

Fox 17 - Learn how Downtown Holland's Snowmelt System keeps sidewalks and roads clear during winter

BY LINDSAY HOFFMAN

 

Fox 17 - Downtown Holland reaveals line upfor 2021 Parade of lights

BY FOX 17

 

Holland Sentinel - MiSustainable Holland: Get ready for the holidays with LED string lights

BY EMILY DAMASKA

 

Holland Sentinel - MiSustainable Holland: Fall leaves are sustainable resource in Holland

BY MARIANNE MANDERFIELD

 
michigan.gov - Governor Whitmer announces agribusiness expansion bringing nearly 200 jobs to Holland, placemaking projects around the state
 
Holland Sentinel - Local Homeowners, Utility Companies Talk Going Solar at Home 

BY CASSANDRA LYBRINK

 

Holland Sentinel - Holland Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day with Continuing Efforts

BY ANDREW REYNOLDS

 

Holland Sentinel - Locals Discuss Drive, Barries to Going Electric Along the Lakeshore

BY CASSANDRA LYBRINK

 
Holland Sentinel - Task Force Proposes More Aggressive Energy Goals for Holland

BY CAROLYIN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - Shift by Holland, Zeeland means more solar energy for customers

BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS 

 
The Lakeshore West Michigan - Investment in Holland Energy Park paying off for city, residents

BY SHANDRA MARTINEZ 

 

Holland Sentinel - Holland Board of Public Works to retire power plant debt early

 BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS 

 

 

Holland Sentinel - Living Sustainably: Renewable Energy Rate provides options for homeowners

 BY JULIE DECOOK

 

Holland Sentinel - Council to hear broadband project update Wednesday

 BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - Council to hear broadband project update Wednesday

 BY SENTINEL STAFF

Holland Sentinel - Downed power lines cause brief power outage in Holland

 BY SENTINEL STAFF

 

Holland Sentinel - ‘Walk the talk’: City, BPW look to lead transition to electric vehicles

 BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - MSU Bioeconomy Institute to host lecture on virus detection in wastewater

 BY SENTINEL STAFF

 

WHTC - Holland BPW Issues Scam Alert

 

Holland Sentienl - Living Sustainably: Electric vehicles provide efficiency

BY BARRY RUTHERFORD

 
Grand Valley Lanthorn - Smart brick inventor wins GV Innovator Award

BY OLIVIA FELLOWS

 
Holland Sentinel - My Take: Holland’s Community Energy Plan: On the road to the future

BY NATHAN BOCKS

 
Holland Sentinel - Hope continues preparations for fall classes

BY MITCHELL BOATMAN

 
Grand Rapids Business Journal - Hope College Connects with City

BY DANIELLE NELSON

 
Holland Sentinel - Bid awarded for $34M digester project

 BY CAROLYN MUYSKENS

 

Holland Sentinel - Living Sustainably: Energy efficiency, healthy environments create better living

BY KEN FREESTONE, HOLLAND RESIDENTIAL ENERGY ADVISOR

 

Holland Sentinel - My Take: Going Green Is the Right Thing To Do

BY JEFF RAYWOOD

 

American Public Power Association - Mich. public power utilities rally to help each other in wake of storms and outages

BY PAUL CIAMPOLI

  

WHTC - Holland BPW Urges "Don't Flush That!"

 

Slate - The Way a City Handles Snow Says Everything About How It Treats Pedestrians

 

WHTC - State Grant to Michigan-Based AI Firm to Help Holland BPW

BY GARY STEVENS

 

WHTC News - Holland Board of Public Works Wins Premier Utility Management Performance (PUMP) Award
  
Modern Pumping Today - Opting for a Smarter Pumping Solution

BY MARK HEMEYER

 

Grand Haven Tribune - Lead, Copper Rule Presented During Forum

BY MEGHAN HAAS

   
MiBiz - Holland leads with energy financing program, but work remains

BY ANDY BALASKOVITZ

 


Announcements

 

8/3/2022

WE ARE EXCITED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE HOLLAND CITY FIBER INITIATIVE!

Thank you for engaging in the conversation about the broadband proposal. We committed to providing accurate, clear, and complete information about the plan so City of Holland voters could make an informed decision. Conversations leading up to the vote have been engaging. Thank you for taking time to participate in the dialogue.

Holland Board of Public Works will install fiber optic infrastructure able to handle up to 10-gigabit internet speeds that is accessible to all residents and businesses in the City of Holland. This will provide fast internet not only now but into the future as technology continues to evolve.

We are thrilled and honored that the majority of our community voted in support of this initiative. This is the beginning of a major infrastructure project. We are already moving forward, starting with a Request for Proposals to assist HBPW with engineering services. Follow our progress at hollandcityfiber.com.

Timeline

  • August 2022 – Referendum
  • Winter 2022 – RFP for Design and Construction Services
  • Spring and Summer 2023 – Vendor Selection, network design
  • Fall 2023 – Construction begins. Construction will take place in phases, with services activated upon completion of each phase.
  • Summer 2024 – Phase 1 Go Live
  • 2026 – Final phases of construction completed