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File #: 14-0169    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 5/16/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/20/2014 Final action: 5/20/2014
Title: Request to Approve a Resolution Authorizing the Town Manager to Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and to Create Amendments as Needed between the Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Fiber Optic Infrastructure Facilities Sharing and/or Exchange PURPOSE: The purpose of the MOU and Amendments is to allow the Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to interconnect portions of their respective existing fiber optic cable plant to facilitate network path redundancy and diversity, access to high speed and low cost internet access through MCNC's NCREN network, facilitate interconnection of regional fiber networks for inter-municipality emergency services communications, fiber optic infrastructure planning, engineering and administration expertise sharing and many other benefits.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. Attachment B
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Request to Approve a Resolution Authorizing the Town Manager to Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and to Create Amendments as Needed between the Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Fiber Optic Infrastructure Facilities Sharing and/or Exchange

PURPOSE: The purpose of the MOU and Amendments is to allow the Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to interconnect portions of their respective existing fiber optic cable plant to facilitate network path redundancy and diversity, access to high speed and low cost internet access through MCNC's NCREN network, facilitate interconnection of regional fiber networks for inter-municipality emergency services communications, fiber optic infrastructure planning, engineering and administration expertise sharing and many other benefits.
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DEPARTMENT: MO-IT

CONTACT INFORMATION: Andy Vogel, 919-918-7305

INFORMATION: The Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill jointly desire to formally recognize and maintain a mutually beneficial and collaborative environment surrounding the planning, engineering, deployment, documentation and maintenance of their respective fiber optic infrastructure resources.

The Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill each utilize significant fiber optic infrastructure assets to interconnect their respective facilities, buildings and other interests. The Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill acknowledge that each entity would be able to enhance the scope, route diversity, redundancy and overall reliability of such connectivity through a structured and detailed process whereby the Town and University equitably, and by mutually beneficial means, share and/or exchange specific elements of their respective fiber cable plants. Therefore, it is the purpose of the MOU to establish the terms and conditions for the Town a...

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