AT&T Secures New Contract with Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
California School District Expands Network to Support VoIP
Placentia, California, May 19, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new optical services contract with Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD), a California school district with 34 schools located in Orange County.
Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will deploy its OPT-E-MAN® switched Ethernet service to all PYLUSD locations, allowing communications between the schools and the district office through pure Ethernet connectivity. The service will allow the district to move toward its vision to provide access to information resources and communication for all parents, students, and staff through a single integrated portal available anywhere, anytime.
In addition, the optical network will enable centralized control of the network from the district office for increased security of data transfer and student records. The district will also enjoy faster Internet connection speeds with increased reliability and will be able to seamlessly scale and integrate future communications services, such as VoIP, via the converged network infrastructure.
By connecting multiple facilities onto a single network, PYLUSD will now be able to meet the current bandwidth and data-transfer needs of its students and faculty with the flexibility to accommodate additional bandwidth-intensive applications in the future, if needed.
"We were in search of a provider that could deliver a cost-effective network capable of supporting advanced applications for a large school district," said Bob Blackney, director of Technology of Placentia-Yorba Linda USD. "The solution provided by AT&T will help us continue our commitment to giving our students a first-rate education now and in the future."
About Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Placentia-Yorba Linda USD includes 34 schools serving the areas of Placentia, Yorba Linda and parts of Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, and unincorporated territory, California. The PYLUSD employs over 2,500 people and enrolls more than 27,000 students in grades K-12. For more information, visit www.pylusd.org.
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 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com.
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