VIENNA, Va., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modernize its communications and reduce costs.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded AT&T a task order valued up to $119 million to support the CDC. We will help improve CDC's local area network, in-building cellular coverage and Wi-Fi with a single, fully managed telecommunications solution. Our solution will support the work of hundreds of thousands CDC employees and contractors nationwide, including Puerto Rico.
"We're delivering reliable connectivity to help CDC experts protect our nation's health," said Mike Leff, Vice President-Civilian, AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions.
GSA awarded AT&T the task order on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The task order includes a 7-month base period and 4 optional years. It is awarded through GSA's government-wide acquisition contract called "Connections II." Federal agencies use Connections II to acquire network and telecommunications labor, equipment and support for buildings and campuses.**
The CDC is America's health protection agency. To accomplish its mission combatting health threats, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information. The CDC's goal is to protect our nation from expensive and dangerous health threats and respond swiftly when these arise.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** GSA's inter-agency shared Connections II contract for acquiring network infrastructure solutions includes some of the following technical specialties: infrastructure design, installation, and implementation; professional services to support existing networks; upgrading network equipment, standards (including IPv6), and systems; transition planning and integration services; and customized client-specific systems.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation's best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.
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*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
**Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
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SOURCE AT&T Inc.