DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2014AT&T* earned two major awards at the ATLANTIC-ACM U.S. Metro Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Awards event yesterday. The event was held at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2014 Convention & Expo in Dallas. 

In the ILEC group, wholesale customers gave AT&T top-ranking scores for Brand and Network Performance. This is the ninth consecutive year that AT&T has been recognized by wholesale customers as a top provider in the ATLANTIC-ACM Carrier Report Card series.

The awards are based on results of the annual ATLANTIC-ACM Metro Wholesale Report Card. It is an industry-wide study that gathers feedback directly from more than 400 wholesale customers, yielding more than 1,800 individual ratings of metro service providers.

“For eight consecutive years, AT&T Wholesale has been rated highest for Brand by their metro wholesale customers in the ILEC division. In 2014, they were also chosen for Network Performance, the item which is the strongest driver of purchase. Strong congratulations to AT&T,” said Fedor Smith, president, ATLANTIC-ACM.

“Earning these awards from our most important stakeholders – our customers -- is a strong testament to the work our team is doing to create an effortless customer experience,” said Rob Dapkiewicz, vice president - Wholesale Sales, AT&T Services, Inc.

AT&T’s metro offer portfolio includes end-to-end, reliable and highly secure Ethernet, IP and data options to support the capacity needs of wholesale customers. Through AT&T’s extensive U.S. domestic local network, customers can connect to one of the most advanced communications networks in the world. With AT&T’s local-to-global network, customers can combine metro services with AT&T long distance services for a complete service solution.

For the complete selection of AT&T Wholesale offerings, visit www.att.com/wholesale.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

Boston-based ATLANTIC-ACM is a leading provider of strategic research and consulting services to the telecommunications and information industries. In addition to producing the industry's principal benchmarking, sizing and opportunity studies, the company assists clients in evaluating telecommunications opportunities for successful investment, market entry, and long-term planning. For more information, visit ATLANTIC-ACM's website at www.atlantic-acm.com.

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