Vivato Hotspots City of Frankfort

Vivato installs WLAN system for the city of Frankfort, Kentucky

August 26, 2005

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- Vivato, Inc., a leading provider of extended-range Wi-Fi equipment, and GeoWireless, a network design, installation and systems integration firm, have installed a Wi-Fi system for the city of Frankfort, KY that will provide wireless broadband communications for residents and visitors.

Governor Fletcher has launched a project to make several state buildings and state-owned spaces more user-friendly for visitors. For phase one, wireless high-speed Internet access will be available to residents and visitors in a 3 sq. mile area that includes the Capital Plaza Tower, the Transportation Building, the Old Capitol Annex and surrounding grounds, the Frankfort Convention Center, the Kentucky History Museum, and the Capitol building and grounds.

"My 'Prescription for Innovation' has called for full state-wide broadband deployment by 2007, increased use of computers, and improved online services," remarked Governor Fletcher. "We understand that wireless access is key to achieving these goals and this project demonstrates the ease of deploying and using a wireless high-speed network."

"In order for Kentucky's more rural areas to truly realize the benefits of technology, including e-health, e-government, online education and entertainment, wireless broadband will be a necessary component of statewide high-speed infrastructure."

The project is the result of a joint effort between the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) and ConnectKentucky. The project utilizes 802.11g Wi-Fi technology from Vivato and GeoWireless. Similar wireless technology has been used in rural Walla Walla County, Washington to cover 3,700 square miles. The technology holds great promise for covering Kentucky's less populated areas towards meeting Governor Fletcher's goal of full broadband deployment by 2007.

John Hearton, President of GeoWireless, praised the Vivato equipment for its ability to provide 802.11g Wi-Fi for a large coverage area in Frankfort. "Vivato is a great partner for this deployment because of their large coverage capacity and simplified network operations."

Vivato Inc.

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