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File #: 26634    Version: 1 Name: WINmetro Fiber/Digital
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/6/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 7/3/2012 Final action: 7/3/2012
Enactment date: 7/5/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00505
Title: Contract for Network Fiber Installation Services
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
In exchange for the provision of additional City conduit space, the City will receive additional fiber/digital communication capacity. In addition, City General Fund revenues may increase as the agreement provides for the payment by WINmetro, LLC to the City of 5% of gross commercial receipts, but the magnitude of such revenues is unknown. Costs to connect schools and neighborhood centers and complete a proof of concept fiber to the home project are estimated at $750,000 to $1,200,000. These are projects that the City would like to do in the future and this contract will eliminate these future costs for the City. The 12 existing neighborhood centers will also be provided with free Internet service for the life of the contract, at an estimated value of $200 per month, for a total of $576,000. The 6 projected neighborhood centers would also receive free Internet service at an estimated value of $200 per month.
Contract for Network Fiber Installation Services
WHEREAS, the City of Madison would like to facilitate the installation of fiber to all Madison Metropolitan School District schools, and the twelve (12) existing and six (6) projected neighborhood centers in the City of Madison and a small fiber to the home proof of concept project; and

WHEREAS, Wisconsin Independent Network (WIN), dba WINmetro, LLC, is an Eau Claire based business that currently owns and operates a state-wide fiber-optic network and has proposed installation of fiber-optic cable for the schools, neighborhood centers and proof of concept fiber to the home project for the City; and

WHEREAS, the City’s current MUFN commercial entity is Mad City Broadband through a non-exclusive contract; and

WHEREAS, the City would like to have another commercial option for the MUFN consortium that would help manage the network and provide cost effective service alternatives to non-profit and local businesses; and

WHEREAS, the terms of WINmetro, LLC’s use and access to city-owned i...

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