AT&T, Cisco take telepresence to feds

AT&T Government Solutions has inked an exclusive deal with Cisco Systems to pitch the vendor's telepresence gear to federal government agencies that are part of the General Services Administration's Schedule 70 contract and Networx programs. That could be a pretty sweet deal for AT&T if the federal government tries to look like the rest of us and works to cut travel costs.

The announcement comes the same week Cisco announced an expansion of its telepresence line. AT&T already resells a range of Cisco telepresence equipment to corporate enterprises, as does U.K. carrier BT.

For more:
- Network World has this report

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