ISC Networking and Telecommunications Service and Rates
for FY 2002
In July, 2000, Penn combined ISC Networking & Telecommunications, having recognized the need for a new organization that could fully support the design and deployment of the Next Generation PennNet to deliver voice, data and video services over one physical network. This re-organization of departments from ISC and Business Services into one group was planned during FY'00 after careful consultation with staff, campus colleagues, and peers at sister institutions. This change was driven by several factors including:
Goals for the new organization include enhanced customer service, combined physical infrastructure planning and management, lower operating expenses by utilizing economies of scale for equipment and facilities purchases, and consolidated internal processes. While full organizational integration of all services across data, video and telecommunications will take some months, significant milestones have already been met, including:
Several Networking service and rate changes will go into effect starting July 1, 2001. Most of these changes are the result of recommendations made by the Network Planning Task Force (http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/nptf/archive/2001/State_of_Union_12-17-01/index.htm), the cross-campus team that meets to discuss and resolve issues surrounding the planning and funding of PennNet.
The following are the major networking service and rate changes for FY 2002. Additional rate changes are shown in the summary table comparing this year's and last year's rates.
|Central Service Fee (Network Infrastructure)||
|10Base2/10Base-T||$ 9.40/month||$ 9.55/month|
|Connections (Port Rental/Connection Maintenance)|
|10Base-T||$ 5.85/month||$ 5.85/month|
* Note: Pobox and Dolphin e-mail account services are being combined into one new enhanced e-mail offering at $28/year per account for FY 2002. Special discounts for bulk accounts will be offered so that departments/units will actually be charged from $28/year per account to $22.40/year per account depending on the number of accounts.
|FY 2001||FY 2002|
|Large Electronic Mailings||$.05/e-mail address||$.05/e-mail address|
|Large E-mail List Management||$50/list||$30/set-up|
|$20/six months per list|
|SMTP Relay||$50/six months per host|
|Premium Web Services||See www.upenn.edu/search/service_levels.html for rate details.|
A complete list of ISC Networking and Telecommunication's labor rates (including premium web services) can be found at www.isc-net.upenn.edu/rates-FY02.html
|Administrative||FY 2001||FY 2002|
|Analog Line||$ 12/month||$ 12/month|
|Meridian Business Set Primary Line||$ 12/month||$ 12/month|
|Meridian Business Set AddÕl Line (Software Only)||$ 5/month||$ 5/month|
|ISDN Line 2B +D Centrex Line (for 2 numbers)||$ 35/month||$ 35/month|
|Mailbox A (12 messages, 3 minutes each, 10 days archive)||$ 7.50/month||$ 7.50/month|
|Mailbox B (24 messages, 5 minutes each, 20 days archive)||$ 8.50/month||$ 8.50/month|
|Mailbox C (40 messages, 10 minutes each, 30 days archive)||$ 9.50/month||$ 9.50/month|
Long Distance direct dialed calls are charged at a flat per minute rate for all time periods of all days. Domestic direct dialed state-to-state long distance calls will be billed at $ .10/minute. International direct dialed calls will also be billed at a flat per minute rate for each country. Please see the website at http://www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/networking/rates/for specific rates for each country.
Note: Rates are subject to change. This flat rate does not apply to ISDN or Operator-assisted calls of any type e.g., credit card, third-party, collect, directory assistance, etc.
Allocated charges are the expenses of providing a unified telecommunications system for the University. These costs are shared by all those who use the system, and are evenly allocated as 30% of total monthly equipment (telephone lines, sets, and voice messaging) costs to each department or center.
A complete list of ISC Networking and Telecommunication's labor rates (including premium web services) can be found at www.isc-net.upenn.edu/rates-FY02.html.
Student rates are available at www.upenn.edu/penntrex/rates.html.
For activation requests (voice, data or video) send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 898-9654. For billing questions (voice, data or video) send e-mail to email@example.com or call (215) 898-3377.
--ISC Networking & Telecommunications
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 19, January 23, 2001