AT&T Announces New Contract with Owens Valley Career Development Center
Network Upgrades Support New Applications, Secure Data Transport
Bakersfield, California, March 21, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Owens Valley Career Development Center (OVCDC), a job-training and vocational rehabilitation services provider located in Bakersfield, Calif., with 11 locations throughout Southern California. Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary networking services provider, delivering AT&T MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) to all of OVCDC's Calif. locations.
AT&T VPN service, a fully managed network-based solution provisioned on the AT&T IP Network, will provide a flexible, secure architecture for OVCDC to transfer data from its outlying remote locations back to the host site. Additionally, the solution will support deployment of training applications from the host site back out to its remote locations. The solution will also provide the necessary bandwidth to deploy advanced applications, such as client training services by way of videoconferencing and NetMeeting, a complete Internet conferencing solution with multipoint data conferencing, text chat and file transfer.
The converged network will provide increased flexibility and efficiency by connecting the company headquarters with each of its remote facilities. With the increased bandwidth, OVCDC will have the long-term scalability to incorporate future changes, such as integrating voice traffic onto the network for administrative, maintenance and cost benefits.
"In order to better serve our clients, we needed a networking solution that could support applications such as training via videoconferencing and NetMeeting," said Sylvester Sahme, chief executive officer of Owens Valley Career Development Center. "With AT&T's comprehensive solution, we will be able to deploy advanced training applications, as well as transfer company data with increased security and flexibility from outlying remote locations to our host site."
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 Owens Valley Career Development Center
OVCDC is a multifaceted business reaching into all aspects of social services and educational services, as well as economic development markets, providing Native American communities with a mechanism for bettering quality of life. Whether through OVCDC's strong support for cultural activities and traditional practices or through efforts to bring modern technologies and choices to Indian Country, OVCDC is dedicated to its partnership with member communities and Indian Country as a whole. For more information on Owens Valley Career Development Center, visit www.ovcdc.com.
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