AT&T Establishes $500 Million in Network Services for the State of Florida

AT&T to Deliver MPLS-enabled Network Capabilities to 4,000 Locations for More Advanced and Efficient Communications Across Florida

Tallahassee, Florida, April 10, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a $500 million contract with the Florida Department of Management Services. This extensive project will provide services to more than 4,000 locations across the state.

AT&T already provides the state with Internet access, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services and Centrex central-office based voice service to more than 5,000 locations. This new contract will establish Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled voice, video and data transport services for government, education, rural health care and nonprofit operations across Florida. The MPLS solution will support advanced applications for state employees and citizens, as well as low-cost broadband transport services statewide to meet critical public needs. The AT&T solution will further allow the state to more efficiently prioritize voice, video and mission-critical data and significantly increase bandwidth, minimizing the need for future network upgrades.

"To accommodate the need for increased capacity and new technology, changes were necessary to continue providing the best communications services to our customers," said Terry L. Kester, deputy secretary, Florida Department of Management Services. "AT&T was instrumental in combining multiple networks into one while also controlling costs, increasing bandwidth, improving reliability and providing an overall world-class network."

AT&T MPLS solutions offer superior flexibility for migrating from legacy data networks and integrating different network architectures. The state of Florida's new services will help Florida run more efficiently and allow for communications services that can evolve as the state's needs change in the future.

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