Tentative ISC Networking Budget Assumptions FY 2002 - 05
For FY 2001 the network operating budget is about 78% direct charge. It is assumed that this percentage will increase from FY 2002 - 05. The Network Engineering, Systems & Services allocated budget will remain fixed at $1.33M from FY 2002 - 05.
The $837K of allocated costs that is currently being collected from the schools to pay for 1985 debt service for first generation PennNet will continue to come to ISC Networking after June, 1999 (when the debt service was retired) to support the Next Generation PennNet Project.
For FY 2001, the NPTF recommended that these allocated monies be used for remedying the single biggest point of catastrophic failure in the network - the central routing core. The core is being distributed from one to six locations with single-mode fiber linking the routers.