Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1142    Version: 1 Name: TI/LS - Contract w/CTC Technology and Energy for high-speed data communications svcs
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, including any necessary amendments, with CTC Technology and Energy, of Kensington, MD, for purchasing, furnishing, and delivering high-speed data communications services for the Library Services Department, in a total annual amount not to exceed $200,000, for a period of three years, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Technology and Innovation, Library Services
Attachments: 1. 100422-C-22sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-22-0168.pdf
Related files: 36477_000
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, including any necessary amendments, with CTC Technology and Energy, of Kensington, MD, for purchasing, furnishing, and delivering high-speed data communications services for the Library Services Department, in a total annual amount not to exceed $200,000, for a period of three years, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with CTC Technology and Energy for purchasing, furnishing, and delivering high-speed data communications services for the Long Beach Public Library (Library).

The Library offers public internet and Wi-Fi at all twelve (12) libraries using the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) available through the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) in partnership with the California State Library. This partnership is called the California Library Connect Initiative and is led by the California State Library. On June 23, 2020, the City Council authorized the City of Long Beach (City) to enter into a contract with Califa Group, a State non-profit responsible for administering CENIC’s high-speed broadband. In July 2022 the California Library Connect Initiative transitioned from Califa Group to CTC Technology and Energy (CTC) and CTC is now responsible for administering CENIC's high- speed broadband to all California libraries. This change requires a new contract to be executed between the City and CTC.

Contracting with CTC will continue to allow the Library to utilize a high-speed data network system at library locations at a highly discounted rate. The Library receives funding for this initiative through the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as the “E-rate.” E-rate is administered by the Universal Service Administrati...

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