Freedom Online Announces Successful Deployment of 1.25Gbps Carrier Grade Wireless Link to Provide High Capacity Backbone Network Services for Customers : Broadband Fixed Wireless Offers Superior Value to Fiber Optics for High Capacity Network Services

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Freedom Online announced today, the successful implementation of BridgeWave’s AR60X, license-free 60 GHz radio link. The BridgeWave 1.25 Gbps links were used to connect a wireless aggregation point on Freedom Online’s network backbone to a collocation facility in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for access to a data storage facility and Internet portal.

Our technicians were excited about the ease of installation, the tested performance, and throughput of this unit. The system booted-up on the first try with no system errors, and packet delay was only 0.9 milliseconds.

Replacing the need for physical fiber optics and costly fiber based Metro Ethernet services from local telephone and cable companies, fixed wireless is becoming the choice of ISPs, CLECs, and Service Providers for reliable transport services. Freedom Online's ability to provide customers a 10Mbps to 1Gbps wireless Ethernet solution, at a wholesale price, allows ISPs and VoIP service providers to compete directly with DSL and Metro-Ethernet facility providers with a reliable dedicated service that is more cost effective. Quality of Service controls within Freedom Online's operating systems provide packet prioritization for voice and video data streams while ensuring connectivity between the end user and service provider.

BridgeWave's gigabit wireless Ethernet links were chosen for backbone applications that require high capacity, low latency and "five nines" availability. Freedom Online, prefers BridgeWave's products as they seamlessly integrate into their network management systems, deliver overall value far superior to leased fiber services, and provide a rapid return on investment.

"The installation and testing was flawless," said Ted Mahoney, president and CEO of Freedom Online. "Our technicians were excited about the ease of installation, the tested performance, and throughput of this unit. The system booted-up on the first try with no system errors, and packet delay was only 0.9 milliseconds."

Freedom Online is deploying the BridgeWave license-free 60 GHz and 80 GHz systems to upgrade and extend their backbone network in the Miami and West Palm Beach areas. Bridgewave is the leading supplier of gigabit RF connectivity solutions for service providers, government, military and enterprise applications.

According to Mr. Mahoney, "With the addition of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to the AR60X radio link, Freedom Online will meet 'Top Secret' security standards and U.S. Army IMOD program security requirements." The objective of U.S. Army IMOD (Infrastructure MODernization) is to improve the fiber optic cable and wireless communications at military bases and installations worldwide, integrating voice, data, cable plan and/or transmission products and services into a single, integrated communications system.

Freedom Online provides fixed wireless transport to enterprise customers and Service Providers in Central and Southern Florida. Transport products include 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, 400 Mbps, and 1 Gbps data rates in a dedicated transmission stream. Products are also available in 10 Mbps increments for enterprise customers' access, and services are provisioned through 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz fixed wireless systems distribution networks. Freedom Online is deploying the BridgeWave license-free 60 GHz and "path licensed" 80 GHz systems to upgrade and extend their backbone network in the Miami and West Palm Beach metro areas. Future plans also include upgrades to their Central Florida network.

Freedom Online's consumer retail price for 10 Mbps is typically below that of competitive DSL and Cable providers with greater reliability and service through-put. These services are delivered to the business customer's locations through a high availability wireless backbone and a local fixed wireless distribution network. Provisioning time from order date is, in most cases, less than 10 days and as few as 2 days.

Wholesale products are available to Collocation Facility Owners, ISPs and CLECs to eliminate their reliance on costly "last mile" copper and fiber access formally only available from LECs or major fiber providers. Data storage and backup hosted at collocation and storage facilities is now easy and cost effective to implement. Dedicated 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps links can be provisioned to these storage facilities without large investments in transport facilities and routers using Native Ethernet protocol and layer 3 switching.

"The days of dependence on Verizon, Embarq, and AT&T for 'last mile' solutions have ended," Mahoney added. "We have declared 'Freedom Online'!"

About Freedom Online

Founded in 2003, after more than five years in research and development, Freedom Online, Inc. http://www.folbroadband.com has developed a full suite of affordable services for residential and business applications that encompass enterprise, campus, municipal/government and consulting. Products and pricing plans are designed to compete with DSL and Metro Ethernet offerings from Local Telephone and Cable companies. Freedom Online delivers services from 10Mbps to 1Gbps with the reliability of fiber at a fraction of the cost.

For Investor Relations and Sales contact 877-352-4629 or FAX 866-796-3716.

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