AT&T Announces New Ethernet Contract with East Bay Municipal Utility District
San Francisco Bay Area Water and Sewage Provider Increases Capabilities Through Enhanced Network
San Francisco, California, January 23, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new network and data services contract with East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), a water and wastewater service provider that serves more than 1.3 million residents and businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay.
Under the terms of the five-year contract, AT&T will provide EBMUD with OPT-E-MAN® switched Ethernet service to connect EBMUD's local access networks (LANs) within the same metropolitan area, giving EBMUD the ability to communicate across its four metro locations. AT&T will also deliver Ethernet Dedicated Internet Access (EDIA), a pure Ethernet solution for always-available Internet access. By consolidating EBMUD's voice and data services from various locations and placing them on one converged network, EBMUD will experience increased bandwidth, which will allow for more efficient communication and connectivity. The flexibility of these services will allow EBMUD to easily adopt and manage new applications and technologies in the future.
EBMUD will also take advantage of a backup data center supported by AT&T's IP-enabled Ethernet Private Line Service (EPLS) backbone. The backup data center will help ensure improved network security for EBMUD's headquarters and remote locations.
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About East Bay Municipal Utility District
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is a publicly owned utility that provides water and wastewater service to portions of two counties in the eastern side of San Francisco Bay Area. Its water supply system covers 325 square miles and serves some 1.3 million customers. EBMUD is a publicly owned utility formed under the Municipal Utility District Act passed by the California Legislature in 1921. Additional information about EBMUD is available at http://www.ebmud.com/index.html.
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