Sprint runs VBA data service

Sprint runs VBA data service

The Veterans Benefits Administration has moved all of its data services onto Sprint Corp.'s FTS 2001 network, agency officials announced this month.

'We view FTS 2001 as our backbone for future applications such as imaging, which requires high bandwidth,' VBA chief information officer K. Adair Martinez said. 'It will allow us to reduce costs while increasing bandwidth.'

The agency switched 109 sites nationwide to the FTS 2001 network of Sprint, which along with WorldCom Inc. won FTS 2001 contracts in December 1998. VBA is the first organization of its size to move all of its data services onto Sprint's network, Martinez said. The move affects about 12,000 employees.

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