Cope Plastics Selects AT&T for New Network Services

AT&p;amT Will Serve as Primary Network and Data Services Provider for Illinois-Based Manufacturing Company

Godfrey, Illinois, June 14, 2007

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that Cope Plastics Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of plastics with headquarters in Godfrey, Ill., has awarded a new network services contract to AT&T. Cope Plastics has 16 other locations throughout the Midwest.

Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary network and data services provider to Cope Plastics and will help the company migrate from a traditional frame network to a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled Virtual Private Network (VPN) for an improved communications platform.

The fully managed Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled VPN service will give Cope Plastics the expanded bandwidth that is required to create a secure network and to enable simultaneous access and improved connectivity among the company's multiple locations. In addition, this scalable solution will allow for future growth and additional applications to be used on the network.

"The unified network solution provided by AT&T will enable us to better connect our multiple locations and allow for more efficient business operations," said Jeff Maynard, manager, Information Technology, Cope Plastics. "Customer service is one of Cope Plastics' core values, and with AT&T's solution, we will ultimately be able to enhance our customer service throughout the entire Midwest."

With the flexible and secure AT&T solution, Cope Plastics will be able to converge its critical-business applications onto a unified and scalable IP-enabled platform. This platform allows Cope Plastics to add other features or services, such as a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution or disaster-recovery solutions, to its network in the future. Additionally, the overall cost-efficiency of the solution will allow Cope Plastics to invest in the growth of its business in a highly competitive industry.

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About Cope Plastics Inc.
Cope Plastics has been a distributor and fabricator of quality plastics since 1961. Cope Plastics has attributed its success to its honesty, loyalty, and respect which reflect the philosophy, core values and core competencies of the company. For more information, visit

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