BlueTie and Navigo Broadband Partner to Provide Email and Broadband via WiMAX to Canada's Yukon

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Software company BlueTie and wireless Internet service provider Navigo Broadband sign deal to serve Canadian Yukon customers.

BlueTie, the leading provider of Software as a Service for small to mid-sized businesses and service providers, announced today the full, private-label implementation of its email services for Navigo Broadband. Navigo Broadband, a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in Yukon, Canada, has developed the Canadian north's first WiMax implementation. Navigo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northwestel (division of Bell Canada) selected BlueTie as its email and collaboration provider after an extensive search and review of leading messaging providers.

Navigo Broadband recently launched its new high-speed wireless broadband Internet services in Whitehorse, Yukon. The service is being offered to residential and small business customers through the use of the new broadband wireless technology standard, WiMax, which enables customers to connect to the Internet from home, work and many places in between. It uses a compact modem that is easily transported between locations. The network currently covers more than 70 percent of households in Whitehorse and further expansions are already being considered.

"The really exciting thing is that our customers can now take their Internet with them, from home to work to school", says Shabbir Lasani, Market Development Manager for Navigo Broadband. "And now, with the addition of extremely reliable email, calendaring, instant messaging and other collaboration services through our partnership with BlueTie, our family of Navigo Broadband users can easily and instantly communicate wherever their busy lives take them."

BlueTie is providing Navigo Broadband's customers with an enhanced email service featuring its industry-leading anti-spam, anti-phishing, and anti-virus protection, along with its integrated collaboration features. Navigo Broadband is also offering its customers two upgrade options - a 2GB Personal Information Manager (PIM) and 2GB Small Business Collaboration package.

"We are providing Navigo Broadband with the email and collaboration solutions they need now, while also developing new, future solutions for them," said Kevin Beatson, vice president, BlueTie Service Provider Sales and Marketing. "Our experience with leading Wireless ISPs around the world, such as Australia's Unwired and Puerto Rico's IslaNet, has prepared us to offer reliable and affordable services to meet Navigo Broadband's needs and the needs of their customers."

About BlueTie, Inc.

BlueTie is the leading provider of hosted email and collaboration solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and service providers worldwide. BlueTie revolutionized the Software as a Service sector in 1999 by introducing the first hosted suite of small business tools that require no hardware, software or IT support. BlueTie continues to lead the SaaS movement by delivering incredibly simple applications that are fast, inexpensive and reliable. BlueTie's software is licensed by channel partners, ISPs and other service providers.

For more information on BlueTie, visit or call 1.800.BLUETIE.

About Navigo Broadband

Navigo Broadband is a wholly-owned affiliate of Northwestel, a subsidiary of Bell Canada, with its corporate headquarters located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Northwestel delivers a broad range of telecommunications solutions to a population of 110,000 northern Canadians in 96 communities scattered throughout the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern British Columbia. No telecommunications company in the Western hemisphere serves an operating area larger than Northwestel's.

Northwestel's operations include local telephone service; long distance communications by microwave radio, fibre optic cable and satellite; and advanced data communications, including high-speed Internet in many parts of its operating area. Its subsidiary, Northwestel Cable Inc., provides cable television and Internet services to several communities in the Northwest Territories.

For more information on Navigo Broadband, visit
For more information on Northwestel, visit

CONTACTS: Kevin Ptak, Text 100, 585-697-2611, kevinp @

Rob Chamberlin, BlueTie, 585-419-6408, rchamberlin @


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