State of Texas Selects AT&T as Texas Department of Information Resources Connectivity Solutions Provider
Provide national, local and educational customers with advanced solutions including FirstNet, high-speed broadband and SD-WAN
What are the news? Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), which provides technology solutions to state and local government entities in Texas, has selected AT&T* as its technology and connectivity services provider. This new contract will provide approximately 5,000 public agencies and schools in Texas with access to cost-effective and advanced solutions through a consolidated procurement vehicle.
The mission of the Texas Department of Information Resources is to serve the Texas government by leading the state’s technology strategy, protecting the state’s technology infrastructure, and providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to all levels of government.
Why is this important? As the vital technologies needed to keep governments running are increasingly integrated, Texas DIR leadership had a vision to develop a comprehensive procurement process to help simplify how Texas public agencies can obtain the solutions. connectivity they need to operate effectively. . Previously, agencies contracted for different technologies through multiple vehicles.
In support of the Texas DIR vision, with this innovative new approach, AT&T will simplify the process for customers by giving them access to a broad selection of solutions across all layers of AT&T’s network through one seamless provisioning process. single-source. This allows customers to manage all of their AT&T connectivity solutions in one place.
Striving to keep Texans highly connected, from 2018 to 2020 AT&T invested more than $7.7 billion in Texas to expand fiber and wireless throughout Texas. These investments are essential to keep government services running and essential to connect people with family, friends and colleagues.
Connectedness has the power to combat learning loss, remove barriers, and improve economic and educational equity. For more than 30 years, AT&T has been a trusted connectivity provider to the state of Texas. In recent years, AT&T has worked with Texas agencies to migrate more than 5,000 sites to new network technologies.
With this new contract, several new services will be available to customers, including fiber and wireless broadband, cloud-based voice and collaboration solutions, and SD-WAN. With the transformation to more digital government, SD-WAN offers a new virtualized approach to networking. It also enables IT teams to respond and reconfigure networks faster while supporting enhanced capabilities and security.
Additionally, AT&T will continue to provide reliable connectivity solutions already available to Texas agencies, including managed services, IoT connectivity and public safety communications for the public safety community with FirstNet® and NextGen 9-1- 1.
Who can use this? Eligible customers include Texas state agencies, county or local government offices, and public education entities of all sizes. Learn more about customer eligibility requirements here.
Where can I receive it?
For eligible customers wishing to access AT&T solutions through the Texas DIR contract, visit texan.att.com.
What are people saying?
Leslie Ward, President of AT&T Texas
“At AT&T, our priority is to provide our customers with cutting-edge technologies to keep communities connected. We are proud to continue to work with the Texas Department of Information Resources and provide Texas government agencies and educational institutions cost-effective and reliable solutions to meet the needs of Texas communities.”
George Spencer, AT&T AVP State, Local, Education and Healthcare Texas
“We are honored to have been selected to support the vision that Texas State DIR leadership has to keep all Texas government entities connected and secure. This comprehensive innovative approach enables governments to keep pace and leverage the continued advancements and integration of technology. Local AT&T teams across Texas remain committed to supporting our customers.”
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