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Redwood Wireless Brings Kyocera's iBurst Technology to Sioux Falls, Marking the Broadband Technology's United States Debut

Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet offers true mobility for $34.95 per month

May 8, 2007
(SIOUX FALLS, SD and KYOTO, JAPAN) Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet, a division of leading Midwest telecommunications provider Redwood Telecom (RTC), and Kyocera Corp. announced today the immediate availability of Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet. For only $34.95 per month, Redwood customers can access the first true broadband mobile wireless access network in the United States to employ iBurstTM broadband technology from Kyocera Corp.

Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet connects business and residential users to a high-speed data communication network wirelessly. Its data downlink speed of up to 1,000Kbps (1 Mbps) enables users to enjoy high-speed data throughput for all IP-based applications-including Web browsing, email, streaming video, e-CRM, and more - within the service area. The Redwood Wireless service is available initially within Sioux Falls and nearby areas, with plans to expand into additional Redwood markets in coming months.

"Sioux Falls is about to experience magic!" said Chris Doolittle, markets manager for Redwood Wireless. "With our service, business executives and Internet users will enjoy mobile liberty and freedom at true broadband speeds and at affordable, accessible prices for the first time. And proven iBurst technology from Kyocera is so reliable and secure it is being standardized for public safety and emergency use."

Doolittle went on to state that the Redwood Wireless network infrastructure provides the performance, scalability and reliability to accommodate the needs of all corporate executives in need of mission-critical connectivity at all times and in all places. A range of business, residential and student service packages make Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet very affordable and attractive for students and Web surfers as well.

Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet service is designed to appeal to a vast sector of Internet users: executives in various vertical sectors, sales forces, consultants, reporters, site engineers, and school and university students, to name a few.

The iBurst system, originally developed by Arraycomm, is commercialized and marketed by Kyocera Corp., which is supplying the Redwood Wireless iBurst base stations and user terminals. Kyocera is aggressively deploying the iBurst system throughout the world and plans to launch additional North American iBurst-enabled services in the near future.

"We would like to express our respect and appreciation to Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet for the faith they have shown in our iBurst technology,"said Masashi Yano, Deputy General Manager, International Sales Department of Kyocera's Corporate Communication Equipment Group. "Kyocera commits its full support to Redwood Wireless as its new iBurst service reshapes the communication environment in Sioux Falls and other Midwest markets."

Redwood Wireless Broadband Internet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Redwood County Telephone of Wabasso, Minnesota, in operation for over 100 years, and an infrastructure provider to the communications industry in Sioux Falls for nearly a decade.