MARINA DEL REY, CA -- Jan 30, 2006 -- ROC-net Services, a regional cooperative of technology and non-profit organizations, and 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. (OTC BB:FGWI.OB - News), an emerging leader in the wireless broadband industry, jointly announced today that businesses and individuals in Rockford, Illinois, will be utilizing 5G's new
"cellular-style" broadband wireless equipment package for public and private high-speed Internet access. In a press conference held this morning, it was announced that ROC-net Services of Rockford, Illinois, had selected 5G Wireless' new WiFi base stations to deliver broadband Internet connectivity throughout the city, stretching outward from the heart of downtown Rockford. Three "cellular-style," 360° rooftop base stations, augmented with indoor booster from LightningBoltAntennas.com units where necessary, will provide blanket coverage for both external public and internal private access.
The event was attended by several high profile state political leaders, including Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois Congressman Don Manzullo.
5G was selected over competitive scenarios because of its "less is more" hardware protocol, Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) signal penetration technology, ease of
installation, reduced network management and overall lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). While the area of the city is relatively flat, there are areas of dense foliage and several substantial building structures which made NLOS capabilities critical.
"Small to mid-size cities like Rockford represent a sizable market opportunity for our metro WiFi product offerings," stated Jerry Dix, CEO of 5G Wireless Communications. "Smaller cities are often more
nimble than larger ones and can benefit from an accelerated evaluation process. Also, our low TCO promise has tremendous value for smaller cities where IT budgets are tight."
"This is just a starting point," added John Avampato, ROC-net's CEO. "We're going to expand the WiFi coverage area just as fast as we can throughout Northern Illinois utilizing the superior products and support from partners like 5G."
leader in the production of auto parts, Rockford is increasingly becoming recognized as an important center for aerospace components. Home to more than 150,000 people, it is the third largest city in Illinois.
Rockford is the first Midwest city to utilize 5G's G-Force(TM) 850 "cellular-style" WiFi base station devices. Each rooftop antenna offers a broadband wireless signal range up to one mile. Throughput speeds to WiFi-enable laptops and PDAs are
possible up to 11 Mbps for over 6000 associated users. 5G currently has networks up and running at over a dozen college campuses, including UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, and the College of DuPage, IL, and several U.S. cities, including Garden Grove, CA and New Smyrna Beach FL.
ROC-net Services stands for Regional Optic Cooperation and is a cooperative of technology companies in Northern Illinois providing broadband communication infrastructure to businesses, organizations and individuals using world-class, fiber-based services. In addition to its wireless services, ROC-net provides high-speed Internet connectivity, hosted IP telephony, a network operations center, and hosted application services. ROC-net is committed to
providing the highest speed, lowest cost fiber connectivity and broadband service available and will continually re-invest to achieve these goals, helping companies and individuals communicate, collaborate and coordinate information throughout the world. ROC-net has several clients in Northern Illinois ranging from governmental entities and healthcare facilities to manufacturing and service organizations. Short-term goals include broadening the area's wireless
connectivity and purchasing and lighting currently "dark" optical fiber running through the region. The current and future initiatives are already making the Northern Illinois region an attractive area for business development. For more information, Make the Connection by calling ROC-net Services at 877.527.5762 or visit www.roc-net.com.
About 5G Wireless Solutions Communications, Inc.
5G Wireless Communications, Inc. (OTC BB:FGWI.OB - News), located in Marina del Rey, CA, creates and markets wireless broadband solutions for university and municipal campuses, and provides wireless networking equipment to a select group of VARs and WISPs through its Authorized Channel Partners program. Customers enjoy high performance Internet access
at lower acquisition, implementation and maintenance costs than most major competitors because of uniquely enhanced Wi-Fi base stations. 5G Wireless products are distinguished by their exceptional service area range, throughput speeds, number of concurrent users, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) capabilities and unique security protocol. These enhancements are compatible with standard IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi equipment for "last mile" roaming and point-to-multipoint networks. 5G's
value proposition -- significantly increased performance at the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO) -- is quickly becoming a key consideration in the strategic deployment of the wireless experience. For additional information call 800.916.1611 or visit www.5gwsi.com.
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