HOUSE BILL 113
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
James E. Smith and Daniel A. Ivey-Soto
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; PROVIDING FOR THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE BROADBAND NETWORK.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER-- STATEWIDE BROADBAND NETWORK.--
A. The chief information officer shall establish and maintain a statewide broadband network and apply for reimbursements from the federal universal service fund pursuant to Section 254 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 254, as such section existed on January 1, 2006, on behalf of state agencies, political subdivisions and educational institutions that request to be included in the network.
B. The chief information officer, in partnership with the public education department, the higher education department, political subdivisions and state universities and other educational institutions, shall develop and maintain a
statewide, multipurpose, high-capacity, scalable telecommunications and broadband network. The network shall consist of contractual arrangements with providers to meet the demand of state agencies, political subdivisions and educational institutions. The network shall provide access to a reliable and affordable infrastructure capable of carrying a spectrum of services and applications, including distance education, across the state. The chief information officer shall provide access on a voluntary basis to each school district, each community college, each state college and each four-year state university at the earliest feasible date. Access may be provided through educational service units or other aggregation points. The chief information officer shall aggregate demand for those state agencies and educational institutions choosing to participate and shall reduce costs for participants whenever feasible. The chief information officer shall establish a cost structure based on actual costs, including necessary administrative expenses, but not including administrative travel or conference expenses, and shall charge participants according to such cost structure.
C. The chief information officer shall adopt technical standards for connection to the statewide broadband network.
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