Item No: 4.C.1.
Meeting Date: July 9, 2012
From: Jim Lemberg – Manager, Communications Utility
Subject: Resolution authorizing a Customer Order with Level 3 Communications LLC for Internet bandwidth.
Staff recommends approval of a resolution authorizing a Customer Order with Level 3 Communications, LLC for upstream Internet bandwidth.
At its March 12, 2012 meeting, the Commission approved execution of an Internet Service Agreement with The School Board of Lake County, Florida. That agreement requires the City to provide 500 Megabits per second of Internet bandwidth to the Lake County Schools. At its April 9, 2012 meeting, the Commission approved execution of a Customer Order with Level 3 for the Internet bandwidth necessary to fulfill its obligation to Lake County Schools. While preparing to begin delivery of that Internet bandwidth, Level 3 discovered that a slightly different physical interconnection between their network and the City’s network would be necessary. Level 3’s internal business processes require additional order forms for the kind of interconnection needed, and those same business processes require that some level of actual revenue accompany that interconnection. In order to avoid increasing the City’s costs for this bandwidth, Level 3 has proposed a new Customer Order for the Internet bandwidth at a lower price point (versus the original Customer Order for Internet bandwidth) so that the charges for the new interconnection between networks will not result in an increase in the City’s costs.
1. Approve the resolution, or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
This is a budgeted expense and the amount required for the months remaining in the current fiscal year is less than the amount of budgeted funds available. Appropriate amounts will be included in the coming fiscal years’ budgets. The monthly fees that the City’s Communications Utility will receive from the Lake County Schools for Internet bandwidth will cover this cost plus provide margin for operating expenses.
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A CUSTOMER ORDER WITH LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC FOR UPSTREAM INTERNET BANDWIDTH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, whose address is 1025 ELDORADO BLVD., BROOMFIELD, CO 80021, for Internet access at a committed rate of 500 Megabits per second; and
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the ninth day of July 2012.