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City consolidates internet service, saves $200k

4:06 PM, Aug 6, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO), JEA and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) are consolidating their internet service.

According to Mayor Brown, the move will produce up to $200,000 in combined savings annually. Mayor Alvin Brown announced the move Monday.

The new service, provided by Florida LambdaRail, more than doubles the city's network capacity, switching from a 355 megabyte network to 1 gigabyte of service. 

 "With a growing number of websites and applications helping to expand the reach of city government, we owe it to taxpayers to invest wisely in the most effective and efficient systems to keep everyone connected," said Mayor Brown.

The consolidation, led by city's Information Technologies Division, delivers improved internet service to the city and partner agencies, while cutting combined costs by up to $200,000 annually once all the partner agencies are implemented, according to Brown

The city said the expansion will improve network capacity at various city facilities, including many libraries, allowing for faster browsing and increased efficiencies for citizens and government employees.

First Coast News

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