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SBC Communications Announces New Data Networking Contract with Dickinson Wright PLLC; Five-Year Contract Expands Upon Existing Relationship with Detroit-Based Law Firm
[March 02, 2005]

SBC Communications Announces New Data Networking Contract with Dickinson Wright PLLC; Five-Year Contract Expands Upon Existing Relationship with Detroit-Based Law Firm

SAN ANTONIO --(Business Wire)-- March 2, 2005 -- SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) today announced a new five-year data networking contract with Dickinson Wright PLLC, a Detroit-based law firm with more than 200 attorneys offering comprehensive legal services to a broad range of clients, including large corporations, small businesses, new ventures, individuals, and governmental units.

Currently the firm's primary provider for local and long distance voice services, SBC companies will be providing Dickinson Wright with Cisco Systems(R) Architecture for Voice, Video, and Integrated Data (AVVID) to replace older PBX switches for the firm's five Michigan locations as well as its Washington, D.C., office.

In addition, SBC companies will also implement SBC PremierSERV(SM) Data CPE Support Services to provide network maintenance of the AVVID solution under the terms of the contract.

"We have maximized the technological resources available through SBC companies in order to create a uniform infrastructure for the Firm," said Michael Kolb, CIO, Dickinson Wright PLLC. "By converting to a pure IP environment, we have reduced our overall operational costs and created a true 'virtual office' that benefits our attorneys and the clients we serve throughout the nation."

"We're excited to be able to expand upon our existing relationship with Dickinson Wright," said Bob Ferguson, group president & CEO, SBC Enterprise Business Solutions. "The services we'll be providing to this respected Detroit law firm demonstrate our ability to meet both its voice and data services needs."

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 200 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit

About SBC

SBC Communications Inc. is a Fortune 50 company whose subsidiaries, operating under the SBC brand, provide a full range of voice, data, networking, e-business, directory publishing and advertising, and related services to businesses, consumers, and other telecommunications providers. SBC holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which serves 49.1 million wireless customers. SBC companies provide high-speed DSL Internet access lines to more American consumers than any other provider and are among the nation's leading providers of Internet services. SBC companies also now offer satellite TV service. Additional information about SBC and SBC products and services is available at

SBC PremierSERV Data CPE Support Services are provided by SBC DataComm, Inc. Long distance voice services are provided by SBC Long Distance, Inc. SBC local service is provided by SBC Michigan.

(C) 2005 SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. All rights reserved. SBC, the SBC logo and other SBC product names are trademarks of SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. Cisco Systems and Cisco are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc., in the United States and selected other countries.

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