Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland has won a 10-year, $100 million contract from the U.S. Public Health Service to design, install and operate a communications system that will serve 23 government locations in Maryland.
The contract, known as the Telecommunications Improvement Project, is expected to serve 32,000 lines initially in offices of the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and other government offices under the Public Health Service. The offices are engaged in such things as AIDS and cancer research, drug abuse prevention and food safety.
The new communications system will use technology, including Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) technologies, that will make it possible to deliver voice, data and video services over the telephone lines. The system will be updated over the life of the contract to integrate state-of-the-art technologies as they are developed.