iPass Adds Broadreach

iPass certifies 500 Broadreach 'Ready to Surf' access points as 'Enterprise Ready' to become part of its roaming network

September 22, 2004

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LONDON -- Broadreach Networks and iPass Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAS) today announced that more than 500 'Ready to Surf(tm)' Wireless and Fixed Terminal Access points have been certified 'Enterprise Ready' by iPass and become part of the iPass Global Broadband Roaming network.

Broadreach's UK-wide 'Ready to Surf(tm)' network includes wireless hotspots and fixed terminals at a wide range of transport locations, hotels, leisure and retail outlets, such as Little Chef restaurants and Virgin Megastores. Key to iPass customers, are access points at major rail stations, important locations for business travellers, which include Virgin Trains' First Class Lounges at London Euston, Coventry, Birmingham New Street, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly with further installations taking place at Charing Cross, Euston, Kings Cross, Paddington, Liverpool St, London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In addition to this, Broadreach Networks recently announced it is now working with five separate rail operators, including Virgin trains, to introduce Wi-Fi on trains within the next two years. Research recently commissioned by Broadreach into take-up of on-train Wi-Fi showed that 72% of business travellers believe Wi-Fi would make rail travel more attractive than other forms of transport, including car and plane.

"It goes without saying that increasing the level of traffic on our network is critical to our long-term success," said Magnus McEwen-King, CEO, Broadreach Networks. "Because of this iPass is a hugely important partner for us. With more than half a million individual users per month iPass further increases our user base. In addition to this, Broadreach's certification as Enterprise Ready by iPass further endorses the security and functionality of our network."

iPass Inc.

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