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File #: 14-0159    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/8/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/13/2014 Final action:
Title: Work Session on NCNGN-AT&T Master Network Development Agreement PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to receive an overview of the North Carolina Next Generation (NCNGN) Master Network Development Agreement with AT&T for further discussion.
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Work Session on NCNGN-AT&T Master Network Development Agreement

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to receive an overview of the North Carolina Next Generation (NCNGN) Master Network Development Agreement with AT&T for further discussion.
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DEPARTMENT: MO-IT

CONTACT INFORMATION: Andy Vogel, 919-918-7305

INFORMATION: North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) represents a regional effort by six municipalities (Cities and Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Cary, Durham, Raleigh and Winston-Salem) and four universities (UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and Wake Forest University/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) to work with current and potential network service providers to enhance economic and educational development and address the digital divide by accelerating the deployment of ultra-high-speed broadband network and internet access. The Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina have worked closely in support of these efforts.

NCNGN, through the Triangle J Council of Governments, issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in February 2013 inviting vendors to submit proposals to develop a next-generation ultra-high-speed broadband network. Eight responses to the RFP were received and evaluated by NCNGN subcommittees. AT&T was one of the respondents to the NCNGN RFP.

Negotiations between NCNGN, on behalf of the municipalities and universities, and AT&T have resulted in a Master Network Development Agreement. AT&T is proposing a demand based network build out, in the NCNGN communities that will be able to deliver speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, TV and voice services through AT&T U-verse with GigaPower.

AT&T has also offered the potential for community benefits that could address some digital inclusion goals expressed by the Town of Carrboro and other NCNGN communities, as well as a potential for economic development.

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