Telecommunications Fts 2000 Cost Comparison
United States General Accounting Office Washington United States
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FTS 2000 provides intercity telecommunications to almost 1.7 million federal government users nationwide. The program provides five principal services switched voice, switched data, dedicated transmission, packet switched, and video transmission. When the program began in 1988, GSA awarded two 10-year contracts, one to AT and T Network A and one to Sprint Network B. As permitted by the contracts, in 1992 and 1995, GSA conducted price redeterminationservice reallocation competitions, where each vendor could bid for a share of the others FTS 2000 traffic. As a result of the 1995 recompetition, AT and Ts revenue allocation increased from 60 to76 percent, while Sprints dropped from 40 to 24 percent. New prices resulting from the 1995 recompetition took effect in December 1995.Current contracts expire in 1998.
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