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.

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

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.

It is a network of direct paths between two termination points - one at the customer's location and the other at the carrier's central office (CO) or local broadband aggregation node. These paths are carried on coaxial or fiber-optic cables and have a wider bandwidth than conventional telephone lines, giving hem the ability to carry video, voice, and data simultaneously.

Providers

AT&T, Comcast Business, Hargray, Hughes, Kinetic by Windstream Enterprise

Dedicated corporate circuits

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

They provide a continuous electrical connection between two points designed to work with a single piece of equipment. It has its own circuit breaker, and no other piece of equipment is connected.

Providers

AT&T, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast Business, Georgia Public, Hargray, Kinetic by Windstream Enterprise, Verizon

Dedicated internet

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

Unlike broadband service, customers do not have to compete with other subscribers for bandwidth.

Providers

AT&T, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast Business, Georgia Public, Hargray, Hughes, Kinetic by WIndstream Enterprise, Verizon

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 Business, Hargray, Kinetic by Windstream Enterprise

Cable and wiring

Design and installation of inside cable and wiring projects.

Providers

AT&T, Basesix, Big Fish, Coopercraft, Five Points Infrastructure Services, Kinetic by Windstream Enterprise, NetPlanner, Verizon

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.

It is an enterprise solution that involves the design, procurement, installation, maintenance, monitoring and upgrading of a Wi-Fi network.

Providers

Big Fish, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast Business, Hargray, Kinetic by Windstream Enterprise, Verizon

Unified communications

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

It provides a customer with a consistent unified interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types such as instant messaging (chat), voice, mobility, audio, web and video conferencing, desktop and data sharing, and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services like unified messaging (integrated voicemail, email, SMS, and fax).

Providers

AT&T, Big Fish, CenturyLink (Lumen), Comcast Business, Hargray, Kinetic by Windstream Enterprise, Verizon, 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, jirwin@basesix.com, (404) 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 Business

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 Infrastructure Services

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 Enterprise

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: Gary Humphrey, gary.humphrey@verizon.com, (470) 622-1751

Zoom

Expiration date: June 30, 2023

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

Contact: Rhonda Wingate, rhonda.wingate@zoom.us, (301) 633-9262

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