State of Nevada Signs $12 Million Contract With AT&T Lowering Overall Telecom Costs

Statewide Contract Allows Cities, Counties and Education to Opt-in for Service and Pricing Advantages Under AT&T Master Agreement

Jun 15, 2010, 09:30 ET from AT&T Inc.

CARSON CITY, Nev., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, AT&T* announced that the State of Nevada has signed a four-year, $12 million contract with AT&T for telecommunications services including network and security services, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Managed Internet Services (MIS). The new contract will provide the northern part of the state with significant savings on their existing communications services and provide an opportunity for cities, counties and education entities within the state to benefit from those cost efficiencies.

Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T becomes the primary telecommunications provider to northern Nevada. Key to the contract is the availability of emerging technology products and solutions from AT&T for increased productivity and the streamlining of online applications, as well as addressing overall statewide budget pressures to do more with less. Cities, counties, K-12 schools and higher education institutions will also have access to these advanced AT&T products and services through the state contract.    

"We chose to award all existing and new business in Northern Nevada to AT&T because AT&T stepped up and answered the challenge to reduce costs. Once again AT&T continued to meet and exceed our expectations," said Greg Smith, Administrator for the State of Nevada Purchasing Division. "AT&T's technology leadership, local presence, and significant footprint outperformed all the providers that submitted for Northern Nevada. AT&T has continually demonstrated their commitment to the state of Nevada."

AT&T will deliver greater bandwidth to support statewide infrastructure, collaboration tools to reduce costs, and provide managed security services to prevent internal and external online attacks.

"We are proud to have earned the state's business through bringing the latest technology and delivering solutions to Nevada government entities from the state legislature to our school system," said Stephanie Tyler-Jackson, President, AT&T Nevada. "We are also pleased to have the opportunity to meet Nevada's growing technology needs and challenges by serving as a competitive provider to the state."

*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.

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