AT&T Secures New Contract with Champion Energy
New Rochelle, New York, May 25, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today that AT&T has signed a service contract with Champion Energy Corporation, a New Rochelle, N.Y.-based company owning and operating heating oil companies throughout the Northeast under the company names Hoffman Fuel, C. Hoffberger Company, Eastern Petroleum, Eastern Fuelman, Lewis Oil, J.J. Skelton Oil and Rye Fuel.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, AT&T will be the primary voice and data services provider for Champion Energy and will provide AT&T Managed Internet Service (MIS), a dedicated Internet connection, to eight field offices. This solution will protect the company's Internet access around the clock so that Champion Energy's valuable network resources can remain secure. Additionally, the AT&T MIS solution will consolidate and include management of all of Champion Energy's Internet applications with scalability, 24/7 customer support and technical assistance.
"We needed a safe and reliable solution that would place all of our locations on the same network platform used for business applications," said Chris Carini, vice president of marketing for Champion Energy. "AT&T offered the right solution to both improve connectivity among our eight locations and to streamline our various administrative functions."
Champion Energy's upgraded critical computer operations demanded enhanced connectivity among our locations to ensure that secure and efficient data services would be maintained around the clock. The AT&T solution, backed by industry-leading service level guarantees, will meet this need for expanded bandwidth by increasing the connection capabilities among sites to keep all business operations and applications on a unified, flexible and reliable platform.
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About Champion Energy Corporation
Champion Energy Corporation is a premier energy provider to residents and businesses in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic states and is the sixth largest full-service retail distributor of home heating oil in the United States. Champion owns several major oil service and supply firms in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland that sell, service and install heating, cooling and plumbing equipment. Champion has one of the largest fleets of delivery trucks in the industry and maintain some of the largest storage depots in our markets. For more information, please visit www.championenergy.com.
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