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File #: 14-0198    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/10/2014 Final action: 6/10/2014
Title: Consideration of a Resolution Approving the NCNGN-AT&T Master Network Development Agreement PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to receive information on the North Carolina Next Generation (NCNGN) - AT&T Master Network Development Agreement and then to consider a resolution approving the AT&T Master Network Development Agreement.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. Attachment B
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Consideration of a Resolution Approving the NCNGN-AT&T Master Network Development Agreement

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to receive information on the North Carolina Next Generation (NCNGN) - AT&T Master Network Development Agreement and then to consider a resolution approving the AT&T Master Network Development Agreement.
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DEPARTMENT: MO-IT

CONTACT INFORMATION: Andy Vogel, 919-918-7305, Michael Brough, 919-929-3905

INFORMATION: The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) represents a regional effort by six municipalities and four major universities to work with current and potential network service providers to enhance economic development and address the digital divide by accelerating the deployment of ultra-high-speed broadband networks and internet access. The Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina have worked closely in support of these efforts.

On May 13th, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen held a work session to receive information and to hold a discussion on the NCNGN negotiated AT&T Master Network Development Agreement. Board of Aldermen input was received by Town staff. Following this meeting, Town staff joined by the Town Attorney had further discussions with AT&T, as well as the NCNGN Program Director to address the feedback given by Board members during the work session. These further discussions did not produce any further build out commitments for public benefits beyond what had been established in the AT&T Master Network Development Agreement.

AT&T, or any other incumbent or new entrant, in North Carolina may proceed with a demand based build out with or without the support of local governments. NCNGN has been negotiating with AT&T, on behalf of member municipalities, over the past year to create an agreement that offered municipalities a potential for public benefits in trade for a speedy and predictable build out for AT&T. These potential ...

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