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File #: 19-0537    Version: 1 Name: PRM - agrmnt w/ECCO Wireless USA for subscription-based Wi-Fi services at the marinas D23
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 5/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a First Amendment to Agreement No. 32971 with Ecco Wireless USA, Inc., for the continued provision of subscription-based Wi-Fi services to City Marinas, for two years, through December 31, 2020. (Districts 2,3)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 061119-C-16sr.pdf
Related files: 32971_001
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a First Amendment to Agreement No. 32971 with Ecco Wireless USA, Inc., for the continued provision of subscription-based Wi-Fi services to City Marinas, for two years, through December 31, 2020.
(Districts 2,3)

DISCUSSION
On December 11, 2012, the City Council authorized the execution of Agreement No. 32971 (Agreement) with ECCO Wireless USA, Inc. (Ecco Wireless), for the build-out, installation, and provision of subscription-based Wi-Fi services to City Marinas and Marina-adjacent businesses, at no cost to the City. For the past five years, Ecco Wireless has provided services to boat owners, guests, and Marina-adjacent businesses, via short- or long-term Wi-Fi subscriptions.

Since completing installation of its networks in 2015, Ecco Wireless has averaged over 500 active accounts per year and has expanded its network capability to accommodate fixed internet to boat owners, allowing them to stream content without the need to install peripheral receivers such as dishes. In addition to servicing boat owners and guests in City Marinas, Ecco Wireless also provides Wi-Fi to City Marina offices and several Marina-adjacent businesses.

Although Wi-Fi is not the primary economic driver of revenue in the Marinas, the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department considers it to be an essential value-added service for boat owners, guests and the like. Therefore, as the initial term of the Agreement has expired, an amendment to extend the term through December 31, 2020, is requested.

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Arturo D. Sanchez on May 13, 2019 and by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on May 23, 2019.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action is requested on June 11, 2019, to authorize the execution of the First Amendment to the Agreement.

FISCAL IMPACT
Rent in the amount of $75 per month will continue to accrue in the Tidelands Area Fund Group in the Parks, Recreat...

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