Several federal government-related communications contracts are set to be awarded in the next six month as part of the massive Networx upgrade program, reports Network World. After a handful of carriers were certified for Networx projects some months ago, contracts were slow to develop, but AT&T just won a $20 million contract last week from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. It now appears that progress is being made with contracts to be awarded by other federal agencies this spring and summer, which would be very good timing for several landline telcos involved in the Networx program who are seeing market uncertainty in other aspects of their businesses.
- see this report at Network World
- As 2008 opened, the Networx program wasn't providing a windfall for anyone