ISC Networking & Telecommunications (N&T) should shift from cost-based model to one that is closer to a market-based model.
N&T should reduce its dependency on allocated costs (at present: $1.3M for NES, $837k for Next Generation PennNet, and $150k for Internet2) to free those monies for support of the overall ISC budget.
We will look at ways to shift network charging towards a usage-sensitive model to recapture costs of unusually high bandwidth consumption, while maintaining a baseline charge for basic service.
This would presumptively entail breaking student residence networking charges out of room rent, at least in part, and presenting them as a separate charge.
On the assumption that charges-to-users will rise, we will present a multi-year plan and take that plan to broader consultation beyond NPTF before submission to Provost around calendar year-end.