New Braunfels seeks proposals for construction of fiber-optic cable project

The cables would provide faster connectivity for multiple New Braunfels fire stations, city facilities, parks and more. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The cables would provide faster connectivity for multiple New Braunfels fire stations, city facilities, parks and more. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The cables would provide faster connectivity for multiple New Braunfels fire stations, city facilities, parks and more. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of New Braunfels will now accept competitive sealed proposals for the construction of a fiber-optic cable following City Council approval during the Feb. 14 regular meeting.

According to city documents, the request is to build a 5-mile fiber segment on Loop 337 to complete a fiber ring between City Hall and the New Braunfels Public Library.


Once complete, the connection would provide increased speeds for Fire Stations Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6; Fischer Park; the public library; New Braunfels Regional Airport; and the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center.

The request also includes the construction of city-owned fiber-optic infrastructure connecting an existing connection at Hwy. 46 and Loop 337 to Fire Station No. 4. The connection would replace a limited fiber that is owned by New Braunfels Utilities and is loaned to the city to provide network connectivity for the fire station.

Funds from the information technology department’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget will be used to fund the project once a contract has been approved.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.