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First State Bank & Trust Selects AT&T for New Network Services


AT&T Will Serve as Primary Network and Data Services Provider for Kansas-Based Bank

Basehor, Kansas.-AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a new contract to provide network services to First State Bank & Trust, a Kansas-based bank with eight locations across the state.

Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary network and data services provider to First State Bank & Trust.

Leveraging AT&Tís Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, First State Bank & Trustís Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is a fully managed network solution. The service has secure, any-to-any connectivity and is accessible simultaneously from all First State Bank & Trust locations, and expanded bandwidth supports the companyís multiple locations. In addition, the bank will be able to take advantage of online reporting, Service Level guarantees and Traffic Prioritization using 4 Classes of Service (COS).

ďAT&Tís unified network platform will enable us to not only better protect our customerís assets, it will enhance the customerís online and in-person banking experiences,Ē said Harry Wheeler, senior vice president of First State Bank & Trust. ďThese are benefits that our customers expect, and the solution provided by AT&T will help us continue to meet and exceed those expectations.Ē

Each First State Bank & Trust location will enjoy the benefit of AT&Tís highly secure VPN services, which will allow First State Bank & Trust to streamline applications and to improve and prioritize companywide operations. Additionally, with the increased bandwidth, the company will have the long-term scalability to incorporate future changes and expansion, including a new bank that is scheduled to open in 2008.


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