AT&T Announces New Contract with Hayward Unified School District
California School District Advances Network, Increases Bandwidth
Hayward, California, September 8, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Hayward Unified School District (USD), a diverse school district serving more than 24,000 students in Hayward, Calif. Under the terms of the five-year contract, AT&T will be the primary optical services provider, delivering AT&T OPT-E-MAN® service to all 41 district facilities.
AT&T OPT-E-MAN, a switched Ethernet service, connects local area networks (LAN) within the same metropolitan area for a consolidated communications system. For Hayward USD, the service will unite all 41 district sites over a single, fully managed network. Additionally, the high-bandwidth service will support multiple business applications and cost-effective communications via optical transport over the secure and scalable network solution.
These services will result in fast and secure access to information via the converged network infrastructure. The solution will also provide the district with the necessary bandwidth to implement and support new applications such as video streaming and the digitization of student records and all forms across the entire network.
"With more than 40 facilities and 24,000 students, we needed a provider capable of linking all of our sites back to the district office," said Patrick Simon, chief information officer, Hayward Unified School District. "AT&T's services will allow us to connect our schools at a cost-effective rate and deploy increased bandwidth to support new eDistrict applications, such as streaming video and online curriculum"
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About Hayward Unified School District
Hayward Unified School District (USD) serves over 24,000 students with diverse cultures, heritages, languages and economic conditions from grades K-12 in the area of Hayward, Calif. With 25 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, an alternative high school, English language center, adult education center and a child care center for pre-school children, Hayward USD prides itself on employing top quality teachers who interact with the students and work to guide students' learning of the knowledge skills and attitude necessary to fulfill their full potential. For more information on Hayward Unified School District, visit www.husd.k12.ca.us.
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