Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

December 5, 2017

Agenda Report # 53


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Quantum Wireless Agreement

INITIATED BY: Columbus Civic Center


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with Quantum Wireless, LLC (Quantum) so that it will construct wireless boosting services in the Civic Center facility and retain the right to provide those services to various wireless providers for a term of ten years with two five year renewals.

Background: Quantum Wireless installs cellular phone boosting services and markets them for use by various wireless networks. They are located at 400 West Peachtree Street, Suite 4-669, Atlanta, GA 30308

Analysis: Quantum Wireless will provide cellular phone boosting services throughout the Civic Center facility. The service will make cellular phone service more accessible for any Civic Center patron whose cellular network chooses to contract with Quantum Wireless for the cellular boosting service. Quantum will in return make lease payments which will provide additional revenue for the Columbus Civic Center.

Financial Considerations: Once the wireless boosting system is installed and has one Wireless Carrier using the system, Quantum Wireless will pay a monthly rental of $1000 for the remainder of the lease. An additional $500 monthly rental will be added for each additional Carrier that uses the wireless network during that month. This rental structure will continue for one ten year term with two addition five year renewal terms.

Legal Considerations: Any lease agreement involving this City requires Council approval.

Recommended/Actions: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with Quantum Wireless, LLC (Quantum) so that it will construct wireless boosting services in the Civic Center facility and retain the right to provide those services to various wireless providers for a term of ten years with two five year renewals.


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A RESOLUTION
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A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A SITE LEASE AND QUANTUM WIRELESS, LLC FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF WIRELESS BOOSTING SERVICES AT THE COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER.

WHEREAS, Quantum Wireless has agreed to lease space on the Civic Center premises and install a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to enable it to provide cellular phone boosting services to various wireless networks whose customers use wireless telephone service at the Columbus Civic Center; and,

WHEREAS, Quantum Wireless has agreed that once its DAS system is installed and in use by one wireless network, it will pay Columbus a monthly rental of $1,000.00, with an additional $500.00 rental per month to be added for each additional wireless network using the services. The lease will continue for a term of ten (10) years with two available renewals of five (5) years each; and,

WHEREAS, this Council finds that it is in the best interests of the users and customers of the Civic Center to facilitate the enhancement of wireless services within the structure;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a DAS Site Lease Agreement in substantially the form attached between the Columbus Consolidate Civic Center and Quantum Wireless Networks. LLC.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus. Georgia, held the _____ day of ________________ 2017, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______________ members of Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.




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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor