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December 16, 2008, Volume 55, No. 16

A number of ISC Networking & Telecommunications rate changes will go into effect beginning July 1, 2009. Most of these changes result from recommendations made by the Network Planning Task Force (NPTF), a cross-campus team made up of technology and business staff as well as leaders from administration that discuss and resolve issues surrounding the planning and funding of PennNet. This year’s Task Force recommendations are summarized in the November 17, 2008 presentation located at:

www.upenn.edu/computing/group/nptf/2008/nov17/index.htm. If you have any questions or need assistance determining which services you require, please see www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/networking/ or call ISC Networking and Telecommunications at (215) 898-2883.

All FY ’10 ISC N&T rates are available at: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/networking/rates/.

Networking & Telecommunications Services & Rates for FY 2010

Highlights of FY 2010 Changes

Funding Model (Central Service Fee)

In FY ’10, 80% of CSF charges will be based on weighted headcount and 20% based on number of IP addresses in accordance with the funding model implemented in FY ’08.

• The NPTF approved a 2.41% increase in the CSF for continued funding of all base services and many security and identity management projects including: PennGroups, Penn WebLogin (Cosign), Shibboleth, Communication Name, a small-scale Central Logging project and Penn’s Shibboleth initiative of joining the InCommon Federation (a federated authentication system allowing Penn users to authenticate securely using their PennNet ID to some services at non-Penn institutes.)

• The monthly IP Address fee decreases from $4.29 to $1.73.

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

Wireless—Maximum 10.5% increase in monthly wireless Access Point fee. Rates will not exceed $38/month per Access Point

Ports—Starting in January 2009, the default port connection will be 100 meg half duplex. 10 Meg and 100 Meg port rates will decrease to $5.25/month in FY ‘10.

• 25% reduction in monthly port fee for 100 Meg

• 13% reduction in monthly port fee for 10 Meg


Voice Rates (Monthly)






FY 2009

FY 2010

Centrex line/VoIP line




Phone Set w/maint.
























Usage (Average user)













*Up from $15.60 to support aging analog telephony infrastructure

For a complete description of telephony services and rates, see www.upenn.edu/computing/voice/.

Data Rates (Monthly)

FY 2009

FY 2010



IP Address Fee



Port Fee










Wireless Networks


Access Point Installation

$800 *



Access Point Support Fee


$34.28 for AP, vLAN & port


$38.00 for AP, vLAN & port

* This is an estimate for budgeting purposes. Installations with a larger number of APs tend to have a lower average unit cost. Monthly support costs include equipment capitalization, hardware and software maintenance and staff support.


E-mail Services (Monthly)



Zimbra Account - Basic Authentication Security



Zimbra - Enhanced Authentication Security (Kerberos). 





Zimbra Forward only                                     



Microsoft Exchange 2007 with integrated calendaring



Notes: Base quota is 250MB. Additional quota (for both services) is $15/user/yr for 250 MB up from $12.

For a complete description of e-mail services and rates, see www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/networking/rates/data/email.html.

Video Rates (Monthly)
FY 2009
FY 2010
PVN Outlet

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.



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