AT&T Announces New Voice and Data Services Contract with Judson College
Illinois School Upgrades Network Infrastructure for Campuswide Connectivity
Elgin, Illinois, January 31, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new optical and data-networking services contract with Judson College, a premier four-year Christian liberal arts college in Elgin, Illinois.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will be the primary voice and data services provider for Judson College and will implement a Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) ring, as well as Managed Internet Service (MIS), for an improved communications network across the college's campus.
The solution will support the addition of a new library on campus and will fulfill Judson College's need to accommodate additional network capacity by bundling all of the college's network connections on one continuous optical fiber structure. The solution will also provide high speed Internet access through IP-backed facilities managed by AT&T.
"We needed a communications provider that would enable us to provide our students with the most up-to-date and efficient technology for their academic endeavors," said Steven Dutcher, Judson College's vice president of Information Technology. "The optical networking services will not only support our new library and data center but will help us enhance our entire communications network so that we can support additional technologies in the future and continue to improve the educational experience for our students."
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About Judson College
Judson College was founded in 1913 and is an accredited four-year, Christian, liberal arts institution. With over 60 majors, minors and concentrations to choose from, the college offers students a broad educational experience. Judson's 90-acre campus is houses several academic buildings, residence halls, and other student service facilities. The college is home to over 1200 traditional and continuing education students from 36 states and 28 countries. For more information on Judson College, visit http://www.judsoncollege.edu/about/index.aspx.
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