AT&T Inks New Network Contract with True2Form Collision Repair Centers
Autobody Shop Consolidates Network and Improves Connectivity
Cleveland, Ohio, March 14, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new voice and data networking services contract with True2Form Collision Repair Centers Inc., which will provide the company with secure and flexible converged data network services to serve its 38 locations. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, AT&T will serve as the primary provider of voice and data services, delivering the AT&T Managed Internet Service (MIS), MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) and AT&T Business Network (ABN).
With its headquarters in Cleveland, True2Form has locations in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania that specialize in collision-related auto-body repair and refinishing. With an AT&T VPN, True2Form will be able to connect its Cleveland-based corporate office with its production locations via a secure and flexible converged data network. The AT&T VPN will also enable enhanced network communication between all locations on a network platform that will have increased redundancy and bandwidth to support future applications. In addition, AT&T managed network services will allow True2Form Collision Repair Centers to safely, flexibly and reliably consolidate its Internet applications and protect its valuable network resources.
AT&T ABN, a fully integrated networking solution designed to simplify, streamline and enhance network management capabilities, will allow True2Form Collision Repair Centers to maximize operational efficiency and integrate a comprehensive portfolio of technologies, such as voice and IP services, under a single contracting, pricing and billing solution.
This solution, which aligns with AT&T's convergence strategy, will make it possible for True2Form Collision Repair Centers to enhance its overall customer service through decreased downtime, utilizing a fully managed network platform that can be simultaneously accessed by all True2Form locations.
"We needed a provider capable of converging our internal communications network to help us efficiently manage important customer data," said Janice Labinka, corporate controller, True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Inc. "We are confident that AT&T's solution will support our ultimate goal to provide industry-leading customer service."
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About True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Inc.
True2Form Collision Repair Centers is among the United States' largest providers of collision-related auto body repair and refinishing services through its 38 locations in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The company blends traditional and cutting edge techniques to deliver consistently high quality repair experiences to vehicle owners and their insurers. For more information on True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Inc., visit www.true2form.com.
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