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StoneBridge Adds Capacity

StoneBridge introduces Ultra-Broadband capacity services; receives $4.2M RUS loan to extend broadband to 31 Minnesota communities

March 22, 2005

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EDEN PRAIRIR, Minn. -- StoneBridge Wireless Broadband, one of the largest next-generation broadband providers in the Midwest United States, announced today that it is introducing Ultra-Broadband capacity services in response to large enterprises and wireline carrier demand. StoneBridge has added capacities in the increments of 10 Megabits per second, 100 Megabits per second, and 1 Gigabit per second, to rival bandwidth previously available only via costly fiber buildouts or bonded T-1 service.

“Enterprises and wireline carriers tell us they need rapid-install, highly secure and reliable wireless links in their networks, for locations and links that need higher capacity at a moment’s notice,” stated StoneBridge CEO and founder Stephen Gowdy. “We’ve been highly successful with our flagship T-1-class broadband and wireless VPN services, and are gratified to see the high end of the market come to us for critical high capacity links to complete their network coverage. Whether for corporate network diversity, a cost-effective replacement to bonded T-1 links, fractional DS-3 or for first-mile extension of fiber builds, StoneBridge Wireless Ultra-Broadband is a great fit.”

In a separate release:

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- StoneBridge Wireless Broadband, one of the largest next-generation broadband providers in the Midwest United States, has successfully fulfilled the performance requirements of a $4.2 million federal loan to spread broadband to 31 Minnesota communities.

“RUS funding was extremely important to our company in its early phase of deployment and expansion,” noted StoneBridge founder and president Stephen Gowdy. “We wanted to meet the needs of Minnesota’s underserved communities because we believed that demand was high and service was a competitive necessity for those seeking to compete with downtown businesses in their markets. This has proven true, and we have a large and thriving subscriber base to demonstrate the viability of broadly distributed deployment. The RUS administration has asked us to reapply to the program, and we are considering doing so.”

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