U.S. Wireless Online Activates Downtown Los Angeles’ First Free Public Wi-Fi System

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Company Continues to Expand Municipal Broadband Solutions Business

LOUISVILLE, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — U.S. Wireless Online, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: UWRL) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Verge Wireless
Networks, Inc. have “lit up” Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles with
Wi-Fi broadband coverage. Verge Wireless, which was selected by the Community
Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) and the City’s
Recreation & Parks Department to be the provider for the city’s first free
public Wi-Fi network in Downtown Los Angeles, has officially launched its
Wi-Fi Service in Pershing Square.


At the Pershing Square ribbon-cutting ceremony, LA Councilmember Jan Perry
sliced through a Cat 5 cable instead of a ribbon to represent going “unwired”
in the park. Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn’s Wi-Fi & Beyond Executive Panel
also issued a “vision statement” about unwiring the second-largest city in the
U.S. with an email to the mayor sent from a wireless enabled laptop in the
park.

Pershing Square, bounded by Hill, Olive, 5th Street and 6th streets, is
located in Los Angeles’ Central Business District Redevelopment Project. The
park dates back to before 1866.

The Recreation and Parks Department currently offers a summer concert
series and winter ice skating. By adding wireless, high-speed Internet
access, accessible for those with laptops, handheld games, PDAs and
next-generation Wi-Fi enabled cell phones, the city hopes to increase the
value and utilization of the park to the citizens of Los Angeles.

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“Public Wi-Fi service continues to expand throughout the country, and a
growing number of cities are taking notice”, stated Carlo MacDonald, CEO of
Verge Wireless. “We worked closely with city government agencies in creating
a unique user experience and network infrastructure that will allow for
expansion as the need for service increases.”

“Municipal, corporate and educational campus Wi-Fi networks represent a
growing and complementary addition to our core business of providing high
capacity wireless broadband connectivity and related applications to the
commercial market,” stated Jai Bhagat, Executive Chairman of U.S. Wireless
Online, Inc.

U.S. Wireless Online provides multi-use metropolitan networks that allow
free public access and secure broadband connections that are available for
park events and for use by police/fire department and maintenance personnel.
The Company will manage the Los Angeles network for two years, including all
user support, network operations, and maintenance.

 

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