Lumen snags $52 million internet contract with U.S. Army

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The contract represents new business for Lumen. (Getty Images)

Lumen Technologies chalked up another government contract win, scoring a deal to provide the U.S. Army Recruiting Command with high-speed internet and voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) services.

The $52 million task order has an initial one year term with 11 one-year extension options. It was awarded through the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) technology procurement program.

Zain Ahmed, regional VP of Lumen's federal government business, told Fierce it will be providing internet and hosted voice services, along with related equipment. Each recruiting site will receive ethernet speeds up to 1 gig, “depending on size and location.”

Ahmed noted the contract represents new business for Lumen.

“This new contract means Army Recruiting is adopting modern communications systems and networks from the private sector,” he said. “A modern network serves as the foundation for an agency’s IT modernization efforts and makes it easier for the Army Recruiting Command to adopt additional advanced technologies.”

The Army currently has approximately 10,900 recruiters working out of more than 1,400 recruiting stations across the U.S. and overseas, according to information posted on the Recruiting Command website.

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The announcement marks Lumen’s latest score in a string of recent government contract wins. In May, the company snagged a task order worth about $12 million to provide SD-WAN and managed security services to the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

In 2020, it won a number of big money EIS contracts, including a $1.6 billion task order from the U.S. Department of Interior. It also locked in contracts with the Social Security Administration and U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense.