AT&T Announces New Contract with Oakland Community College
Services Will Connect Multiple Campuses in Oakland County, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, March 30, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Oakland Community College (OCC), the largest community college in the state of Michigan, located in Oakland County.
Under terms of the three-year contract, AT&T Michigan will provide Opt-E-MAN®, a public switched Ethernet solution that will connect the college's five campuses by linking each location's local area network (LAN).
The high-bandwidth networking solution will securely support OCC's data transmission for an optimized application infrastructure and improved communications across its campuses, which are located throughout metropolitan Detroit's northern suburbs. OCC will have the ability to instantaneously share data and access bandwidth-intensive applications through this cost-effective optical solution. AT&T will also provide toll-free, local and long distance voice services to all of OCC's campuses.
"We needed a quick and more cost-effective way to handle the growing data flow across our locations," said Clarence E. Brantley, vice chancellor of administrative services for Oakland Community College.
"The solutions provided by AT&T will equip us with the tools needed to expand our bandwidth and increase productivity among faculty and staff to better serve our students," said AndrewR. Hillberry, chief information officer, Oakland Community College. "In addition, this new technology provides a more robust network, which positions OCC to provide information technology continuity for our students and faculty," Hillberry noted.
"We're very pleased to provide our optical networking services to Oakland Community College," said Vicki Jones, president-Business Communications Services-Midwest, AT&T Global Services, Inc. "Our relationship with the college further demonstrates our ability and dedication to providing reliable, cost-effective services to our nation's academic communities."
About Oakland Community College
Located in high-tech Oakland County, Oakland Community College is the largest community college in the state of Michigan. OCC enrolls 74,000 degree and non-degree seeking students annually and is one of the nation's largest community colleges. For more information, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.
About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 54 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com.
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