Network services

GTA Direct initially held several managed services contracts in specialized technology categories including wireline and wireless telecommunications, data center services, and end-user computing. The program has expanded and now includes network services to enhance GTA's role as the state government network services provider. Network services are applications linked in order to share resources or allow electronic communication.

Regulated services

  • Broadband connections
  • Data circuits for wide area networking (WAN)
  • Dedicated internet circuits
  • Public switched telephone services (PSTN) voice

Unregulated services

  • Inside cable/wiring
  • Managed Wi-Fi
  • Unified communications

The above services are outlined in more detail, including service providers, under the headings below. A contact person for each provider is also noted below.

Broadband

High-speed internet access data transmission that is always accessible and faster than traditional access techniques. Multiple signals and traffic types are transported across a wide bandwidth.

Providers

AT&T, Comcast, Hargray, Hughes, Windstream
 

Dedicated corporate circuits

Private components used for the design, procurement, installation, and support of ancillary services.

Providers

AT&T, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast, Georgia Public, Hargray, Verizon, Windstream
 

Dedicated internet

A private, fixed-bandwidth, always-available connection between a state entity and the internet.

Providers

AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Georgia Public, Hargray, Hughes, Verizon, Windstream
 

PSTN voice

Public switched telephone network (PSTN) voice is a collection of circuit-switched telephone networks operated by local, regional or national operators, providing infrastructure and services of public telecommunication.

Providers

AT&T, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast, Hargray, Windstream
 

Cable and wiring

Design and installation of cable wiring projects.

Providers

AT&T, Base Six, Big Fish, Coopercraft, Five Points, NetPlanner, Verizon, Windstream
 

Managed Wi-Fi

A wireless network solution that enables a state entity to outsource all or part of the tasks required to implement a strong, seamless connection to a Wi-Fi network.

Providers

Big Fish, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast, Hargray, Verizon, Windstream
 

Unified communications

The integration of enterprise services and products encompassing all forms of communication exchanged via a network to optimize business processes.

Providers

AT&T, Big Fish, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast, Hargray, Verizon, Windstream, Zoom
 

Contracts and contacts

AT&T

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-ATT

Contact: Jennings Walsh, jennings.walsh@att.com, (404) 395-8016

Basesix

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-BAS

Contact: John Irwin, irwin@basesix.com, (770) 538-5340

Big Fish Technology

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-BIG

Contact: Ryan Leo, rleo@bigfishtechnology.com

CenturyLink (Lumen)

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-CEN

Contact: Aimee M. Hunt, aimee.hunt@lumen.com, (616) 226-1424 and Andrea J. Thomas, andrea.j.thomas@centurylink.com, (864) 396-5358

Comcast

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-COM

Contact: Stewart Croucher, stewart_croucher@comcast.com, (770) 212-0522

CooperCraft Communications

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-COO

Contact: Dave Jarrell, jarrell@ccraft.co, (404) 545-9879

Five Points Technology

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-FPI

Contact: Cyndi Garrison, cyndi.garrison@fivepointsservices.com, (678) 656-5559

Georgia Public Web

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-GPW

Contact: Mike Singer, msinger@gapublicweb.net

Hargray

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-HAR

Contact: Phillip D. Scroggin, Sr., phillip.scroggin@hargrayfiber.com, (912) 391-1001

Hughes

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-HNS

Contact: John Fanelli, john.fanelli@hughes.com

Kinetic by Windstream

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-WIN

Contact: Michael "Shannon" McNeal, michael.mcneal@windstream.com, (478) 456-4071

NetPlanner Systems

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-NPS

Contact: Michelle Bruck, michelle.bruck@netplanner.com, (678) 205-2720

Verizon

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-VER

Contact: Rick Long, richard.long@verizonwireless.com, (404) 210-4415

Zoom

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

Contract no. 9800-GTADirect-CONTRACT-4666-ZOO

Contact: Todd Love, todd.love@zoom.us, (610) 772-1666

More detailed GTA Direct service descriptions and pricing are available to state and local government entities. For more information, please complete this brief webform.