ANN ARBOR — Merit Network Inc. announced Friday the release of a request for proposals for a wireless Local Area Network vendor.

The RFP seeks to identify the most appropriate WLAN vendor for a Wireless as a Service system that Merit will offer its membership. The selected vendor will work with Merit to offer a centrally managed, turnkey wireless solution for Merit member organizations.

Proposals in response to the WaaS Solution Provider RFP will be accepted no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 23.

Vendors can register to download the RFP by using the online request form at

Merit Network would like to invite its membership to assist in the RFP evaluation process or participate in a pilot of the new service. Interested Members should contact the Merit Product Development Team at

Merit Network Inc. is a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities, owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Merit provides high-performance networking and IT solutions to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

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