ISC Networking Budget Assumptions FY 2000
The following planning assumptions were discussed with the NPTF and agreed upon as a basis for building the budget:
1. Rate changes should be implemented for FY 2000 and actual costs identified, but the additional charges to users should be phased in over a four-year period.
2. ISC Networking would continue to use IP addresses as the billing metric for FY 2000.
3. Special deals and cross subsidies should be identified and phased out over a four-year period.
4. Increased Internet bandwidth reliability and redundancy are critical. Internet2 participation is assumed. Full costs of Internet2 participation should not be in central service fee. There should be an institutional subsidy for Internet2 connectivity and participation.