Hertz Joins Wayport's Wi-Fi World

Wayport's WiFi wireless high-speed Internet access will be offered to Hertz car rental customers

November 2, 2004

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Wayport, one of the world's largest providers of Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) wireless and wired high-speed Internet access to mobile travelers in more than 4,700 locations including hotels, airports and premier retail brands nationwide, today announced that it has reached a preliminary agreement with The Hertz Corporation to deliver high-speed Internet access to Hertz customers at more than 50 major airport locations nationwide.

With this announcement, Hertz joins Wayport's Wi-Fi World(TM), designed to meet the needs of millions of mobile broadband customers who require always-on high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity at strategic and ubiquitous locations nationwide. Hertz comes on board with Wayport's Wi-Fi World(TM) just after McDonald's(R), the world's leading food service retailer that joined Wayport's Wi-Fi World(TM) in April of this year.

"By teaming with Hertz as a part of Wi-Fi World(TM), Wayport is able to take the next step in delivering ubiquitous Wi-Fi to the maximum number of customers, which gives Hertz a tremendous advantage in their market," said Dave Vucina, CEO of Wayport, "In addition, Wayport's neutral-host network will give our strategic roaming partners the ability to drive their collective millions of customers to Wayport-enabled Hertz, McDonald's(R), hotels, airports and other top retail brands we will bring online soon."

With deployments scheduled for first quarter, 2005, Wayport will deliver Wi-Fi service to Hertz customers at airport rental locations nationwide.

"Hertz has always been the industry leader in innovation and providing our customers with the critical services they require," said Claude Burgess, Senior Vice President, Technology and e-Business for Hertz. "With Wayport's Wi-Fi World(TM), we deliver another 'Hertz First' in being able to reach the maximum number of customers who find high-speed Wi-Fi wireless access as an essential part of their mobile lifestyle."

Wayport Inc.

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