Wednesday, April 9, 2008

AT&T Wins $500 Million MPLS Contract with the State of Florida

The Florida Department of Management Services awarded a $500 million contract to AT&T to provide services to more than 4,000 locations across the state. AT&T already provides the state with Internet access, VoIP services and Centrex central-office based voice service to more than 5,000 locations. The new contract will establish MPLS-enabled voice, video and data transport services for government, education, rural health care and nonprofit operations across Florida. AT&T said its MPLS solution will support advanced applications for state employees and citizens, as well as low-cost broadband transport services statewide to meet critical public needs. The AT&T solution will further allow the state to more efficiently prioritize voice, video and mission-critical data and significantly increase bandwidth, minimizing the need for future network upgrades.

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