AT&T Announces New Contracts with Haights Cross Communications
AT&T Selected to Enhance Communications among Publisher's Locations
White Plains, New York, June 12, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced the signing of contracts that will provide voice and data network services to Haights Cross Communications, Inc. (HCC), a leading publisher of educational and library products. Founded in 1997, HCC serves markets for K-12 supplemental education, libraries and medical education.
AT&T will deliver AT&T Business Network (ABN) integrated services to HCC. The solution bundles local, long distance and international voice services under a single contract with a single bill.
A significant advantage of ABN is its eServicing capabilities, which are provided by the secure, award-winning AT&T BusinessDirect® portal. Using the BusinessDirect portal, HCC employees can increase operational efficiencies by monitoring the performance of the company's network through around-the-clock online access to real-time reports and direct connection to trouble-management systems.
AT&T will also provide Managed Internet Service (MIS), a dedicated Internet connection that supports constant real-time access to the Internet across the network. AT&T MIS will give HCC the flexibility to expand network bandwidth when additional capacity is needed while incorporating convenience, resources and flexibility in a completely vendor-provided Internet solution.
AT&T's MIS solution for HCC will help improve all data communications among locations on the company's existing network platform. By managing the routers and providing other MIS services, AT&T will ensure fast and flexible access to the Internet at all times.
"With a strong reputation for providing reliable, dependable and cost-effective services, AT&T was an obvious choice for us," said Paul J. Crecca, executive vice president and chief financial officer, HCC. "We're confident that AT&T's voice and data network services will increase efficiencies and reduce HCC's operational costs."
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About Haights Cross Communications
Founded in 1997 and based in White Plains, NY, Haights Cross is a leading developer and publisher of products for the kindergarten through twelfth grade, or K-12, supplemental education, library, and medical education markets. Haights Cross imprints include: Sundance/Newbridge Educational Publishing (Northborough, MA), Triumph Learning (New York, NY), Buckle Down Publishing (Iowa City, IA), Options Publishing (Merrimack, NH), Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), and Oakstone Publishing (Birmingham, AL). For more information visit www.haightscross.com.
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