CEN – FY 15 Pricing Open Access Member FY 14 Open Access Member FY 15 Municipalities, Education Members FY 14 Municipalities, Education Members FY 15 Port Fee (per connection, monthly recurring) $283.38$195.84$113.35$103.80 Unit Charge (per Mb per month) $19.47$12.68$7.79$6.72 (Includes Internet, transport, and Internet2) Proposed revision to existing policy to fix usage for the Fiscal Year and recalibrate annually when the rates change.
Network Costs Internet Service Providers811,639 Membership and Connection Fees307,992 Hardware Refresh955,000 Staffing2,255,560 Internet Filtering and Software183,013 CEN Member Conference81,623 Training and Travel55,000 Optics, Fiber Cleaning Supplies, IT Peripherals112,700 Fiber Maintenance3,336,375 Non-Fiber Circuit Costs262,784 Switch / Router Maintenance1,304,274 Safe Harbor19,410 Total Costs9,686,370
Network Revenue State General Fund3,291,857 Network Sustainability300,000 State Capital Equipment Purchase Fund855,000 MRRA Project Staffing119,100 CEN Member Conference Sponsorships81,623 Public Safety 3,332,300 Education Customers1,173,899 State Agency Customers8,010 COGs and Municipal Customers90,662 Other Paying Customers193,649 Projected new customers during FY 15256,161 Total Costs9,702,261
Narrative K-12 Public School usage continues to grow at 40-50% per year. This usage is expected to average 14 Gb in FY15. This growth rate continues to dominate the usage model, dropping the total cost of a unit by $6.79 Because the state covers 100% of the public K-12 usage of the network, and their percent of using the network continues to grow, fewer funds are available to discount education and municipal rates. Continued growth will have positive impact on overall rates, with a diminished impact on the difference between member and open access rates. CEN and Municipal Member rates continue to decline as total network rates fall. In FY15, member usage rates fell by 1.07 / Mb. Rise in salary costs includes anticipated costs for CET Executive Director position.