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AT&T Wins York Insurance Networking Contract


LONGWOOD, Fla. – AT&T today announced it has won a contract from York Insurance Services Group Inc. to provide a fully managed, high-speed network integrating the company’s 20 locations. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

York and its subsidiaries provide comprehensive claims services for insurance carriers, self-insured individuals, brokers and other intermediaries.

AT&T will provide an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN), replacing a “hub and spoke” network that offered limited port speeds. The AT&T network will allow each York location to connect directly with any other company location and at data speeds twice as fast as the old network. The network also includes class of service capabilities, which prioritize network traffic and enable Voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

“AT&T’s fully managed, high-bandwidth network allows us to run our business more efficiently and lays the foundation for advanced applications like VoIP,” said Henry Eckstein, CIO of York Insurance Services Group. “AT&T has been responsive to our needs and their solution will help us better serve our customers.”

In addition, York will have around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to electronic billing and trouble management systems through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal.

About York Insurance Services Group Inc.

Since the 1930’s, York’s affiliates have served as Third Party Administrators and independent adjusters providing claims data and risk related services to insurance carriers, self-insured individuals, public entities, brokers and other intermediaries. York’s claims services include Property & Casualty, Workers’ Compensation, SIU and Surveillance, Transportation and Logistics, Environmental, Construction and Inland and Ocean Marine.
About AT&T

For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE ’T’) has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services.
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