Azulstar completed one of the nation's largest municipal WiFi networks in Rio Rancho

October 27, 2005

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- Ushering in a new generation of wireless public and government services, this city on the bank of the Rio Grande today completed one of the nation's largest municipal Wi-Fi networks. Built for Rio Rancho by wireless services firm Azulstar Networks, the metro network provides "laptop ready" mobile Wi-Fi access across more than 40 square miles and is already delivering never-before-available services to businesses, city agencies and some 70,000 residents.

Azulstar Networks also announced it has completed two more "hot cities" in Michigan. Ferrysburg and Spring Lake have now joined Grand Haven in a tri-city metro Wi-Fi network that spans all three cities end to end.

According to City of Rio Rancho Mayor Jim Owen, "This is a proud moment for our city as we officially 'cut the cord' and become a Digital Community. We are the City of Vision and metro Wi-Fi is clearly the future. The benefits touch virtually every corner of our community, from the schools system to the transportation network, and mobile first responders. Everyone benefits."

Paul Butcher, Intel marketing manager for state and local government, added, "Wireless broadband affords an array of valuable new services that dramatically enhance government capabilities as well as quality of life for all. Intel applauds Rio Rancho for becoming a Digital Community, including deployment of valuable tools for government, business and citizens, to enhance efficiency, promote economic growth, foster greater community satisfaction and bridge the digital divide."

Azulstar Inc.

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