Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda


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Meeting Date: 09/22/2016  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon an agreement for Internet Access Services C-2016-0483; 
FISCAL IMPACT:
$13,800 annual lease agreement for a three year term
BACKGROUND:
The Woodlands Township currently has two internet connections at the Townhall (2801 Technology Forest Blvd.) and the Central Fire Station (9951 Grogan’s Mill Rd.) locations. The two connections provide redundancy for critical services such as internet, E-mail and Office365. ICTX Wavemedia is the secondary Internet service provider at the Townhall and Central Fire Station locations with Internet speeds of 100Mbs and 50 Mbps, respectively.  

Consolidated Communications has expanded their fiber network into The Woodlands and has offered the Township an exceptional price on business class dedicated internet access. Consolidated Communications is offering the Township a 150Mbs connection at Townhall and 100Mbs connection at the Central Fire Station for substantially less than what is currently paid.
 
The Township currently pays ICTX Wavemedia $1,750 per month for Internet service ($21,000 annually). Internet service provided by Consolidated Communications will cost $1,150 per month for an annual cost of $13,800. Total annual cost savings would be $7,200.

Staff also received two additional competitive price quotes from other Internet Service Providers. AT&T provided a price quote with a monthly charge of $1,301 and Windstream Communications quoted $2,350 per month for the same 150Mbps internet service.
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve and authorize the President/General Manager to execute the agreement with Consolidated Communications.
Attachments
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Attachment B
Attachment C


    

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