AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           February 26, 2007

 

From:                          Kevin Cochrane, Communications Manager                                      

 

Subject:                      Resolution  authorizing an agreement with Florida Lambda Rail to provide Broadband Internet Services.         

 

Staff Recommendation:

 

Staff recommends approval of the resolution to execute an agreement with Florida Lambda Rail to provide Broadband Internet Services.

 

Analysis:

 

Additional customers and broadband business in the City’s ISP has necessitated finding a second wholesale internet supplier to obtain additional bandwidth, and a secondary, redundant path for supply of internet services.

 

The City currently has a single wholesale supplier for broadband internet services [Atlantic.net], and wishes to add a second supplier for back up support in the event of a failure, and to supply additional bandwidth. The initial contract provides for 15 Mbps of additional bandwidth. Florida Lambda Rail is a research network that supports universities and colleges throughout the state with broadband services, and desires to utilize the City to provide local loop support to existing City customers such as LSCC and the Lake County school system [should they decide to utilize Florida Lambda Rail’s network]. At the same time, the City seeks to utilize the FLR network to support our ISP. In addition to back up support to the ISP, this secondary supplier will allow the City to obtain a block of additional internet protocol addresses [typically called a “Class C License”].

 

Options:

1.  Approval of staff recommendation, or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact:

This agreement will cost the City $19,992.00 for the first year, and $14,300 per year in subsequent years for 15Mbps of bandwidth. The funds are budgeted in the current FY 2007 budget in the ISP Professional Services account.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    2/21/2007 4:04 PM____

Department: IT / COMMUNICATIONS

Prepared by:  Kevin Cochrane                  

Attachments:         Yes X  No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required  X                       

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes X  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ________RS___________

 

Account No. 04550265393110____

 

Project No. __________________

 

WF No. _____________________

 

Budget  ____$119,096.00________

 

Available ___$98,264.00_________

 

 

 


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA LAMBDA RAIL, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICES TO THE CITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement  with FLORIDA LAMBDA RAIL, LLC,  whose address is 2509 BARRINGTON CIRCLE, SUITE 108, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308 for broadband internet services.

 

             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 __26th___ day of _February___ 2007.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk