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Universco, AirCelerator Merge

Universco and AirCelerator Wireless have completed their merger to form MetroBridge Networks, with consolidated coverage of over 2,000 square kilometers

December 1, 2004

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VANCOUVER -- Universco Broadband Solutions Inc. and AirCelerator Wireless Inc. today announced the completion of the merger that joined their two companies to form MetroBridge Networks Corporation. With Universco's purchase of ZooLink Communications Limited, the merger consolidates three previous competitors with more than 400 combined customers.

MetroBridge Networks' redundant metropolitan area microwave network delivers reliable Internet connections with speeds up to 100 Mbps and in the urban core, up to 1Gbps. The new company's consolidated coverage now includes most areas in the Lower Mainland, extending from West Vancouver to Maple Ridge and totalling more than 2000 square kilometres.

"By joining forces, we not only achieve economies of scale but we are able to provide even better service to our customers," says MetroBridge CEO Talal Yassin, formerly Universco CEO. "We now have a larger coverage area, more options for redundant solutions and additional staff to ensure rapid installation and upgrades. We install service to new customers in as little as 24 hours."

"MetroBridge addresses the need for Vancouver businesses to access more competitive and cost-effective broadband data network solutions. With our Cisco powered network, five 9's reliability and scalable bandwidth, we are able to offer our customers cost savings and value unavailable from legacy wireline networks," says MetroBridge COO/CTO Dorian Banks, previously AirCelerator CEO.

Typical of MetroBridge customers, Ron Boucher of Nature's Path Foods says: "MetroBridge offers both the pricing and the flexibility that we need. Our broadband needs can escalate literally one day to the next, so we need someone to respond right away instead of making us wait days or weeks. Now, with the merger, I expect them to be even stronger as they expand their coverage to serve more areas."

MetroBridge Networks Corp.

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