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December 21, 2007

AT&T Announces New Contract with Andover Public Schools

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

AT&T (News - Alert) Inc. has entered into a new five-year voice and data services contract with Andover Public Schools, a public school district serving more than 4,000 students across eight schools in Butler County.

As per the contract, AT&T will be delivering a Switched Ethernet solution to support the implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
The Switched Ethernet service will support the district's high volume of voice, video, data and Internet services among buildings throughout the district via the public-switched network. The solution will also include disaster-recovery services for increased security and redundancy of the network.
Moreover, VoIP services from AT&T will convert voice calls into data packets, allowing the district to send and receive calls across a high speed Internet connection.
The solution will provide expanded bandwidth to sustain educational applications at all eight schools, such as online student testing to comply with local and state regulations.
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world.
Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high-speed Internet access and voice services.
In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment.
As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings.
Anil Sharma is a TMCnet Contributing Editor
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