Three win Dallas MAA pacts

Three win Dallas MAA pacts

The General Services Administration has awarded three contracts for local telecommunications service in the Dallas'Fort Worth area of Texas.

AT&T Corp., Southwestern Bell Corp. of St. Louis and WinStar Communications Inc. of New York will compete for an estimated $470 million worth of business over the eight years of the Metropolitan Area Acquisition contracts.

Dallas'Fort Worth is the 14th area for which GSA's Federal Technology Service has awarded MAA contracts. The awards mark the ninth win for WinStar, the seventh for AT&T and the second for Southwestern Bell. GSA still must award contracts for Albuquerque, N.M.; Boise, Idaho; Boston; Denver; New Orleans, and Philadelphia.

The contracts provide switched data and dedicated transmission services as well as switched voice. FTS has estimated that the MAA rates typically run 61 percent cheaper than the government's current rates and could save the government as much as $128 million over eight years.

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