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AT&T Constructs Integrated Network for William Ryan Homes


Chicago, Illinois, November 30, 2005, AT&T announced today that it has won a contract to provide networking and hosting services for William Ryan Homes Inc., a homebuilding company with operations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas and Florida. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

AT&T will provide an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN), converging voice and data onto a single network that integrates William Ryan Homes’ eight locations. AT&T also provides hosting services for the company from its Chicago-area Internet Data Center (IDC).

“We chose AT&T as the backbone of our network because no other company has the next generation technology, superior engineering staff and marketplace expertise of AT&T,” said Michael Bautsch, Director of Information Systems at William Ryan Homes. “The AT&T solution addressed our need for a fully-meshed solution that will allow us to effectively communicate with our peers and provide the utmost satisfaction for our customers.”

William Ryan Homes will also gain around-the-clock access to up-to-the minute information about the performance of its network through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect ® Web portal. AT&T BusinessDirect was recently recognized by the Yankee Group for providing customers with the strongest online support and service experience in the industry.

About William Ryan Homes
Founded in 1992, they have served over 5,000 satisfied homebuyers — individuals, couples, and families — in four states and several metropolitan markets including Chicago, Milwaukee, Tampa, and Dallas/ Ft. Worth. (

About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long-distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 52 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at


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