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Required Reporting: Information on Low-Cost Access to the Internet Electronic Filing for Local Governments Including Justice Courts

NYS Office of General Services Contract Award #2026 (August 16, 2007 - August 15, 2017)

The State Office of General Services has awarded AT&T a contract for providing Internet access for both dedicated and dial-up service. The contract is available on the OGS Website at: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/purchase/snt/awardnotes/7701720268can.htm. Municipalities are eligible to take advantage of this contract under the provisions of the State Finance Law and the General Municipal Law.

The contract allows municipalities and their sub-divisions (such as the justice courts) the ability to purchase Internet services at a highly discounted rate. AT&T has contracted to provide dial-up access through the use of local phone numbers around the State. (Dedicated and DSL service is also available at a higher cost.) Dial-up service ranges from a low of $7.55 per month (for 10 hours of service without Help Desk support, to $16.95 a month for up to 150 hours of Internet access with Help Desk support. The contract provides for a variety of connections and a variety of pricing schemes.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this contract, please contact Donna McNeil, Procurement Officer at 518-474-4579 (phone), or 518-486-6867 (fax), or e-mail her at donna.mcneil@ogs.state.ny.us. Ms. McNeil can describe in more detail the services AT&T will provide, the cost, and the process the municipality must follow to take advantage of the contract.