Friday, September 11, 2009

Broadband Stimulus Round I Applicants: ERF Wireless Applies for $24.6 Million in Louisiana and Texas

Business Wire via 09/11/09 League City, TX - ERF Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB: ERFW), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless and broadband products and services, announced today that the company has submitted a first-round Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) loan/grant application for Louisiana and parts of East Texas that totals $24.6 million.

According to Dr. H. Dean Cubley, CEO of ERF Wireless, “This is exclusively a ‘last mile’ application that covers over 50 service areas in the most rural and economically challenged regions of these states with a population size in the regions covered of approximately 591,346.

Parts of the region covered also include the oil and gas region of the Haynesville Shale in East Texas and Western Louisiana. Broadband services in these communities would also benefit public safety, health care, education and economic development, as well as the general population.”

Additional BIP applications in conjunction with other applicants that specify ERF Wireless as the lead vendor and operator for the “last mile” portion of their networks have also been submitted for select communities in the Texas Panhandle, Central Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast.

These combined applications will target broadband projects that will benefit a population of at least 21,681 and focus on improving education, health care, economic development and government services.

“All of our applications highlight ERF Wireless’ extensive experience in providing rural broadband, so we believe we have a significant advantage,” said Dr. Cubley. “We already have technical support in these areas and consider ourselves to be ‘shovel ready’ to act on the projects as soon as they’re approved.”

About ERF Wireless ERF Wireless Inc. is a fully reporting public corporation located in League City, Texas, and is the parent company of ERF Oil & Gas Services, ERF Enterprise Network Services, ERF Bundled Wireless Services, ERF Wireless Messaging Services and ERF Network Services.

The company specializes in providing wireless and broadband product and service solutions to enterprise, commercial and residential clients on a regional, national and international basis. Its principals have been in the wireless broadband, network integration, triple-play FTTH, IPTV and content delivery business for more than 40 years.
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