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How do I apply?

1. Pick a program track

Government, Economic Development, Launch Pilots

2. Create a team

Possible partnerships: Government, Business, Education, Real Estate Developers/Property Owners, Entrepreneurs, etc.

3. CLICK HERE to submit your proposal through Scout RFP’s easy, user-friendly online portal.

Submission deadline is Friday, June 12, 2015.

If your project is selected, you will work one-on-one with our talented team of engineering, sales and marketing professionals to craft a final proposal that brings your project to life!


Big Gig Program Tracks

Big Gig “Smart Cities”

1. Government

Empower efficient & responsive government via connectivity of public facilities, smart grid, sensors, open data. Check out 2014 Big Gig Winner, the Village of Glenwillow!

2. Economic Development

Business attraction/retention, creating a competitive advantage. Check out 2014 Big Gig Winners, the City of Cleveland and the Village of Glenwillow!

Big Gig Innovation & Programs

3. Launch pilots

Creation of replicable pilot programs designed to leverage fiber in new and unique ways. Check out 2014 Big Gig Winner Lorain County Community College!

Health Tech Corridor 100 Gig Innovation – Cleveland will soon be home to the nation’s first commercially available 100 gig network. Tell us what you would do with 100 gigs!



Through the Big Gig Grant, OneCommunity will provide a 25% match towards construction and equipment costs*.

For example,

$100,000 Project

 Big Gig Grant:  $25,000
 Applicant Contribution:  $75,000

*Up to a total of $2,000,000 for building networks that connect community anchor institutions (CAIs), government facilities, and business districts.



1. For general inquiries,

please contact Liz Forester at

2. To learn more about the Big Gig Challenge,

CLICK HERE to register for our upcoming Discovery Day on May 29th!

3. Can’t make it on May 29th?

Request a Discovery Day in your area and our team may come to you!

4. Ready to apply?

CLICK HERE to submit your proposal!

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