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Networking & Telecommunications Services & Rates for FY 2009
December 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 15

A number of ISC Networking & Telecommunications rate changes will go into effect beginning July 1, 2008. Most of these changes result from recommendations made by the Network Planning Task Force, a cross-campus team made up of technology and business staff as well as leaders from administration that discusses and resolves issues surrounding the planning and funding of PennNet. This year’s Task Force recommendations are summarized in their November 19, 2007 presentation located at: www.upenn.edu/computing/group/nptf/2007/nov19/index.htm. If you have any questions or need assistance determining which services you require, please call ISC Networking and Telecommunications at (215) 898-2883.

All FY ’09 ISC Networking and Telecommunications rates are available online at: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/networking/rates/.

Highlights of FY 2009 Changes

Funding Model
In FY ’08, ISC implemented a new funding model for the Central Service Fee (CSF). Under the new service charge methodology, CSF charges are based on two measures, weighted headcount and IP addresses and phased in over a three year period ending in FY ’10 when 80% of charges will be based on weighted headcount and 20% based on number of IP addresses.

• In FY ’09 53.4% of the required funding will come from weighted headcount and 46.6% from IP addresses.

• Senior BAs will receive a letter from ISC in December indicating their CSF charges for the weighted headcount portion of the charge.

• The IP Address fee changes from $7.45/month to $4.29/month in FY ’09.

Netnews­ —To reduce costs, the NPTF decided to eliminate Netnews effective June 30, 2008.

Wireless Rate Reduction—The rate for Access Point (AP) support is reduced from $27 per AP/month to $26 per AP/month.

vLAN Rate Reduction—The vLAN rate is reduced by half to $1.25/month.

Voice rates—All Centrex (traditional service) voice rates will remain unchanged for FY ’09.  Starting in July 2008 allocation charges on lines, voicemail and equipment will be embedded in the rate.

For instance instead of a $12 line charge and a separate 30% allocation charge there will be a $15.60 charge for the line.              

Video Rates

FY 2008

FY 2009

Active PVN Outlet   $14.50/month   $15.50/month

The Penn Video Productions group offers a full range of production, storage, and distribution services. For a complete description of rates and available services, see www.upenn.edu/video/pvp/.

Videoconferencing Services and Facilities–This service provides a fully-interactive, “virtual meeting” between groups located at geographically separated points. Call (215) 898-9142 or (215) 573-4006 for more information).

Voice Rates (month) Cenntrex VoIP VoIP
    FY 2008 FY 2009
Centrex line/
VOIP line
$15.60 $15.32 $15.32
Phone Set w/maint. $10.03 $8.00 $4.00-$8.00
Voicemail $9.75 $3.00 $3.00
Port $0.00 $6.03 $6.03
     Subtotal $35.38 $35.35 $28.35-$32.35
Local ($0.06/call) $3.00 $1.50 $1.50
Long Distance ($.10/min) $3.00 $1.50 $1.50
     Total $41.38 $38.35 $31.35-$35.35


Data Rates FY 2008 FY 2009
Per IP Address Fee $7.45/month $4.29/month
Port Rental and Connection Maintenance Fee
10Base-T $6.03/month $6.03/month
100Base-T $7.03/month $7.03/month
1000Base-T $30.00/month $30.00/month
 Wireless Local Area Networks  
Access Point Installation $800 *per Access Point $800* per Access Point
Monthly Fee $27 per AP/month $26 per AP/month


* This is an estimate for budgeting purposes. Installations with a larger number of APs tend to have a lower average unit cost. Monthly fee does not include port rental/connection maintenance fee ($7.03) or the vLAN charge of $1.25 per month. Monthly support costs include equipment capitalization, hardware and software maintenance and staff support.


E-mail Services FY 2008 FY 2009
POBOX Account—Basic Authentication Security $3.50/month $3.50/month
POBOX—Enhanced Authentication Security (Kerberos).  $3.00/month $3.00/month
POBOX with Meeting Maker $7.66/month $7.66/month
POBOX Forward only                                      Not available $1.50/month
Microsoft Exchange 2007 with integrated calendaring $7.50/month $7.50/month
Wireless PDA sync (Blackberry or Palm) $13.50/month $13.50/month


Notes: Volume discounts are available for groups of over 500 users. Base quota is 250 MB. Additional quota (for both services) is $12/user/yr for 250 MB.




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