Navini, Winbeam Unwire Erie

Winbeam and Navini Networks launch wireless broadband network in Erie, Pennsylvania

November 18, 2004

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ERIE, Pa. and RICHARDSON, Texas -- Winbeam, a leading provider of low cost, high-speed wireless Internet service and Navini Networks, Inc., the leading provider of non-line-of-sight, zero-install(TM) wide-area wireless broadband technology, announced at a press conference today the launch of their wireless broadband service in Erie, Pennsylvania. Navini Networks wireless broadband technology will facilitate Winbeam's delivery of broadband service to targeted Pennsylvania retail markets.

Winbeam's network will seek to provide service to the more than 100,000 residents of Erie, Pennsylvania's fourth largest city. Winbeam's network will fill a critical need for businesses relocating or moving to Erie. "The City has built a partnership with Winbeam to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st Century," said Erie Mayor Rick Filippi. "Providing access to the latest communications technology and broadband capability is critical to Erie's continued economic health."

Winbeam will also strive to meet residential and recreational needs, including reaching over 20 square miles of Lake Erie for the 11,000 boats registered in Erie. "The service is ideal for hotels and for any organization that wants a cost-effective backhaul for Wi-Fi hotspots," said Filippi.

"Navini Networks and Winbeam offer a very compelling value proposition for our selected market," said John Bunce, president and chief executive officer of Winbeam. "Our service is portable to subscribers through out the city, our pricing is very competitive and our system is operational for the customer as soon as they receive the modem, usually the same day that they order our service."

Navini Networks Inc.

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