Section 282.703, Florida Statutes 2009
282.703 SUNCOM Network; exemptions from the required use.--
(1) There is created within the department the SUNCOM Network, which shall be developed to serve as the state communications system for providing local and long-distance communications services to state agencies, political subdivisions of the state, municipalities, state universities, and nonprofit corporations pursuant to this part. The SUNCOM Network shall be developed to transmit all types of communications signals, including, but not limited to, voice, data, video, image, and radio. State agencies shall cooperate and assist in the development and joint use of communications systems and services.
(2) The department shall design, engineer, implement, manage, and operate through state ownership, commercial leasing, or some combination thereof, the facilities and equipment providing SUNCOM Network services, and shall develop a system of equitable billings and charges for communication services.
(3) All state agencies and state universities shall use the SUNCOM Network for agency and state university communications services as the services become available; however, no agency or university is relieved of responsibility for maintaining communications services necessary for effective management of its programs and functions. If a SUNCOM Network service does not meet the communications requirements of an agency or university, the agency or university shall notify the department in writing and detail the requirements for that communications service. If the department is unable to meet an agency's or university's requirements by enhancing SUNCOM Network service, the department may grant the agency or university an exemption from the required use of specified SUNCOM Network services.
History.--s. 22, ch. 69-106; s. 13, ch. 87-137; s. 3, ch. 91-171; s. 222, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 10, ch. 96-390; s. 66, ch. 98-279; s. 6, ch. 2000-164; s. 12, ch. 2001-261; s. 935, ch. 2002-387; s. 19, ch. 2007-105; s. 18, ch. 2009-80.
Note.--Former s. 287.27; s. 282.103.