Telkonet, Skywave Team Up

Telkonet and Skywave Broadband announce first-of-a-kind partnership in Hawaii

August 23, 2004

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HONOLULU -- Telkonet, Inc. (Amex:TKO), the leader in commercial powerline communications (PLC), and the Company bridging the "outlet to the Internet," today announced its partnership with Skywave Broadband ("Skywave"), a Honolulu-based wireless broadband provider. Skywave delivers broadband Internet connectivity and local data transport circuits over its fixed wireless network, and Telkonet uses it powerline communications technology to distribute the Internet signal within buildings. This combined Internet solution has just been deployed in the Dynasty Apartment building in Waikiki, and additional contracts with other apartment buildings located throughout Honolulu have been signed. This is Telkonet's first and only partnership in the Hawaii market and Skywave is currently the only Telkonet-certified partner in Hawaii.

"Skywave has been evaluating ways to take our fixed wireless signal and distribute it to the tenants or residents within a building," said Joshua Beil, Vice President of Business Development and CoFounder of Skywave. "The Telkonet solution provides us with an outstanding way to leverage existing, building-owned infrastructure to solve the last-mile issue."

Skywave and Telkonet are working with property owners/managers and hotels throughout Hawaii to help them quickly and affordably make entire buildings "Smart," or broadband-ready, by leveraging existing building infrastructure. The combined solution provides a new, high-speed Internet access option to the residents or guests that works from any electrical outlet within a unit, is up to twice as fast as DSL and cable modem solutions (with a connection speed of up to 6mbps up/down), and can be provided immediately for any interested customer. Skywave delivers a fixed wireless broadband signal to a building by mounting a small radio on the roof and pointing it towards one of their transmitters. Telkonet delivers the broadband Internet access inside the building over existing electrical wiring using its proven powerline communications technology.

"The decision to work with Skywave and Telkonet to provide high-speed Internet to my residents was a no-brainer," said Steve Davis, owner of the Dynasty Apartment building. "They offered me a cost-effective way to improve Dynasty's communications infrastructure, added asset value to my building, and are helping me to retain and attract residents."

In bypassing the local, wired infrastructure, Skywave's fixed wireless technology can be installed immediately, at a lower cost than traditional wireline services such as cable, DSL, fiber and T1s. Telkonet's powerline communications system provides a reliable and secure in-building solution that uses the building's existing electrical wiring to deliver broadband Internet and data access.

Telkonet Inc.

Skywave Broadband LLC

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