Consultant cost estimate for municipal broadband

Saul Tannenbaum filed this request with the City of Cambridge of Cambridge, MA.


From: Saul Tannenbaum

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All records, including but not limited to documents, notes, email, contracts, reports, and invoices, related to the cost estimate for municipal broadband provided by a consultant referenced by the City Manager in front of the City Council Finance Committee on May 26, 2020.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Saul Tannenbaum

From: City of Cambridge

Dear Saul Tannenbaum,

The response to your public records request dated 7/20/2020 is attached.

Thank you,


Seah Levy
Public Records Access Officer
City of Cambridge, Law Department
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-4121 | Fax: (617) 349-4134<>



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