AT&T Announces New Five-Year Contract with Glenn County Office of Education
Willows, California, March 7, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that AT&T has secured a new voice and data services contract with the Glenn County Office of Education (GCOE), the regional board of education serving nine local school districts throughout Glenn County, Calif. Under the terms of the five-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary provider of networking services, delivering switched metro Ethernet service to the county's two main office locations and two school locations.
With AT&T Ethernet Service, GCOE will connect its two school locations and related educational offices under a single, converged network for increased security and reliability. The new network will also provide increased bandwidth which will allow advanced educational applications, such as Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and webcasting at each of the schools. The optical network will allow GCOE to utilize enhanced services at its school locations while maintaining the overall performance of the network.
In addition, AT&T will provide around-the-clock network-monitoring and disaster recovery services for improved security and redundancy of the network. With this advanced application, GCOE will have the ability to deliver reliable services to all of its schools, libraries and related educational facilities for an enhanced learning environment. The solution, which aligns with AT&T's customer-focused convergence strategy, will enable GCOE to support bandwidth-intensive applications as well as a dedicated Internet connection through the converged network infrastructure.
"We needed to upgrade our existing copper network to support the delivery of enhanced educational content and reliable Internet access to all of our schools," said Larry Metzger, chief information officer of Glenn County Office of Education. "With the help of AT&T, we'll be able to provide advanced technologies to our faculty and students for an improved learning environment."
For more information about AT&T solutions for the education market, including K-12 and higher education, please visit www.att.com/edu.
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About Glenn County Office of Education
The Glenn County Office of Education (GCOE) assists with implementation of programs, provides fiscal oversight, monitors teacher credentialing, supplies curriculum support and training and helps in other areas of interest to nine local districts throughout Glenn County. With a mission of providing quality programs and services for lifelong learning, the Glenn County Office of Education strives to serve the community with the best programs possible. For more information on the Glenn County Office of Education, visit www.glenncoe.org.
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