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Government Awards $20B Telecom Contract

May 31, 2007

“Five companies — AT&T Inc., Level 3 Communications, Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. — on Thursday were awarded a federal telecommunications contract worth up to $20 billion over 10 years.

Getting on the so-called Networx Enterprise contract is the first step. The winners must now compete with each other to win business from agencies looking to improve their voice, data and other telecom services.

It’s the second telecom contract awarded by the General Services Administration in about two months.”