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Jacksonville Consolidating Internet Service



August 6, 2013 By

The City of Jacksonville, Fla., the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority are consolidating Internet service in a move that will produce up to $200,000 in combined savings annually according to Mayor Alvin Brown who announced the move in a Monday news conference.

The consolidation, led by the city’s Information Technologies Division under CIO Usha Mohan, delivers improved Internet service to the city and partner agencies provided by Florida LambdaRail, and more than doubles the city’s network capacity, switching from a 355-Megabyte network to a 1 Gigabyte service.

"The opportunity to save taxpayer money and move to the next generation Internet service that more than doubles the city's network capacity will ensure we keep up with the ever-growing citizen demands for increased online content at enhanced speeds," said Councilman Jim Love, chairman of the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee. "Sharing the LambdaRail Internet service with other city agencies is exactly the kind of savings that consolidated government can bring to its citizens."

The improved service is now live in government facilities across Jacksonville, and the city is working to roll out service to all partner agencies.


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