Roadstar Internet deploys Foundry's switches and routers equipped with Metro Ring Protocol for its broadband services

February 17, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Foundry Networks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY - News) a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced that Roadstar Internet, Inc. has selected Foundry's network infrastructure technology for the new high-speed wireless backbone that supports its recently introduced suite of carrier-class broadband access services. Roadstar Internet is the premier wireless broadband provider to Loudoun County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. and the nation's fastest-growing county according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Roadstar Internet uses a high-capacity, redundant and secure wireless backbone ring to provide T1 and higher-speed broadband services to businesses and residences, reaching areas where cable modems and digital-subscriber-line technology do not reach, and providing lower-cost T1 and multi-megabit circuit alternatives throughout its coverage area.

Since its founding in 2002, Roadstar's network traffic has increased significantly, so the ability to scale its business for growth and planned expansion throughout the mid-Atlantic was critical. Roadstar selected Foundry's NetIron(R) routers and the award-winning FastIron(R) Edge switches to increase the scalability, resiliency, manageability and security of its network, in support of the new broadband Ethernet offerings.

"It is quite a challenge to scale a large, completely wireless network based on Ethernet technology. The Foundry gear elevated the robustness of our network by providing some very important features that we are using to continue evolving and improving our architecture. With the Foundry infrastructure in our new wireless backbone, we have proved that wireless networks can be as fast, as reliable, and provide an alternative to traditional land-based networks," said Martin Dougherty, Roadstar's CEO.

Foundry Networks Inc.

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