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AT&T Wins Networking Contract from the Parksite Group


Batavia, Ill., Illinois, January 10, 2006, AT&T Inc. announced today that it has won a three-year, $1.8 million contract from The Parksite Group, an employee-owned building-material distributor, to provide data and voice networking and hosting services.

AT&T is providing an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) integrating Parksite’s 17 locations throughout the United States. The fully meshed solution provides more features and improved security at a lower cost. It includes Voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities, and the company also plans to implement AT&T videoconference services.

“Our goal at Parksite is to double our sales by 2009,” said Patrick Rogers, director of IT for The Parksite Group. “AT&T is helping us meet that objective by providing an infrastructure that enables faster implementation of new sites as we continue to grow and add more facilities.”

AT&T is also hosting Parksite’s critical applications at its Chicago-area Internet Data Center (IDC), ensuring around-the-clock access to data and providing business continuity capabilities. AT&T operates 28 IDCs around the world.

Through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, Parksite has around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to electronic billing and trouble management systems.

About Parksite
The Parksite Group markets branded and specialty building products through Parksite Plunkett-Webster (PPW), Parksite Surfaces (PS), and Parksite Appliance Solutions (PAS). Throughout its business units, the Parksite Group represents DuPont Tyvek® Weatherization Systems, Trex® Easy Care Decking®, Azek® Trimboards, DuPont Corian®, DuPont Zodiaq®, Natural Stone (Granite) and Electrolux Appliances (Frigidaire & ICONTM).

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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