AT&T announced that it was partnering with Bolt, Berenak and Newman (BBN) to become an Internet service provider to businesses nationwide. The service will start by providing dedicated access for Fortune 1000 corporations and eventually will be extended to small and medium-size businesses. On August 1, AT&T and BBN will begin offering Internet services ranging from simple connectivity to full consulting services in selected markets across the United States. On September 1, they will expand to national coverage.
The partnership, which is expected to generate more than $120 million for BBN Planet over a three-year period, combines AT&T’s networking capabilities with BBN’s expertise in Internet connectivity. The two companies will jointly develop new customer services.