Item Coversheet

City of Georgetown, Texas
City Council Regular Meeting
September 10, 2019

SUBJECT:
Consideration and possible action to approve an appropriation of $54,000.00 to Suddenlink Communications for the annual cost of Internet service provision and dedicated fiber optic cables -- Chris Bryce, IT Director
ITEM SUMMARY:
This item is one of several annual technology maintenance appropriations that are submitted for advanced approval at the beginning of each fiscal year so that invoices may be paid in a timely manner when they are received.

Suddenlink provides the following services to the City of Georgetown:

1. Primary Internet services delivered over dedicated fiber optic cables
2. A dedicated fiber line to send the City’s Channel 10 video feed to Suddenlink
3. All public IP addresses that connect City of Georgetown servers to the public Internet

The City of Georgetown entered into a new contract with Suddenlink in 2016 for the provision of these services.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:
All items were budgeted during the FY 2020 budget process. Expenses in the amount of $54,000 will be recorded in account 570-5-0641-51-341 (IT Contracts – Annual Contracts). Suddenlink is a sole source provider for the combination of services they provide.
SUBMITTED BY:
Chris Bryce, IT Director
ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Suddenlink Cover Sheet