Arkansas e-Link is drafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) for release in the first quarter of 2018. Our network director and Arkansas e-Link Consortium USAC liaison are researching ways to help cut costs on items such as ISP-provided internet, disaster recovery, warranties, and life-cycle network equipment replacement relating to healthcare. In order to maximize cost savings, we’re asking you to provide us with the following information:
- Your WAN provider contact information and their website.
- Services they provide to your primary and remote locations (SIP, MPLS, ISP-provided internet services, private line, VPN, DSL, cable, etc.)
- Bandwidth speed
- Date your current contract with WAN provider expires
We will use the information you provide us to gain an understanding of the services your WAN provider is offering in your geographical area and, in turn, give that vendor the opportunity to bid in the upcoming RFP. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please contact Michael Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-603-1273.