AT&T Announces New Contract with El Camino Hospital

California Hospital Upgrades Data Network With AT&T Services

Mountain View, California, September 14, 2006

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new data services contract with El Camino Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital ranked as a quality patient-safety leader in California and the United States. Under the terms of the five-year contract, AT&T will be the primary data services provider, delivering AT&T OPT-E-MAN® service and Internet service to the newly opened three-story 66,000-square-foot Melchor Medical Office Building on the hospital campus. Additionally, AT&T will supply managed security services, such as intrusion prevention, enhanced firewall administration and network management.

AT&T OPT-E-MAN service is an optical broadband Internet access solution that will be implemented in the Melchor Medical Office Building to consolidate and aggregate network access. In addition, the dedicated Internet connection will provide extensive reach 24 hours a day and will provide secure and consistent Internet access to the specialty clinics and practices located within the Melchor Medical Office Building, whose tenants rely heavily on Internet access for clinical, billing and research purposes.

Together, these services deliver a converged solution that aligns with AT&T's convergence strategy and will enable El Camino Hospital to provide top network services to the researchers, doctors and nurses it attracts from the surrounding Silicon Valley area. By using AT&T's security and management services, the hospital can provide its tenants greater assurance against security risks, such as viruses and Day Zero attacks. Additionally, by outsourcing all design, implementation and maintenance, El Camino Hospital will consolidate and reduce operational costs.

"With ongoing campus modernization and the addition of the Melchor Medical Office Building, we needed a provider capable of designing, implementing and maintaining a technologically advanced communications network," said Ken King, vice president of facilities, El Camino Hospital. "We are confident that the solution provided by AT&T will support secure electronic communications by delivering reliable access to patient records as well as the Internet."

 

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About 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 57.3 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com.

About El Camino Hospital
Located on a 41-acre campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, El Camino Hospital serves residents in the El Camino Hospital District -- Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and portions of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto &Mdash; as well as those in surrounding communities. Established in 1961, the hospital has delivered the highest level of medical services to the community for more than four decades. El Camino Hospital is the only hospital in the Bay Area and one of only six in California that has been designated as a nursing magnet hospital by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Its quality programs and high customer satisfaction rankings have been recognized locally and nationally. Specialties include cardiac care, dialysis, cancer care, maternal child health services, orthopedics, neurosurgery and behavioral health. The hospital is also recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology to promote patient safety, including barcoding, computerized order entry, electronic medical records and wireless communications. To learn more about El Camino Hospital and its services, visit www.elcaminohospital.org.