Staff recommends approval of the resolution to execute an agreement with Florida Lambda Rail to provide Broadband Internet Services.
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”].
1. Approval of staff recommendation, or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
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.
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Prepared by: Kevin Cochrane
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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.