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Mushroom Networks and TopDrive Communications Partner to Deliver Broadband Bonding™ Solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry The combination of Mushroom Networks' Broadband Bonding and TopDrive Communications provides Oil & Gas companies with high-quality video conference and remote wellsite monitoring.

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovator of Broadband Bonding™ technology, announced today it is partnering with TopDrive Communications LLC to bring Broadband Bonding™ solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry. The partnership will extend the reach of Mushroom Networks' patent-pending Broadband Bonding technology, which melds various numbers of Internet lines into a single connection, and enable TopDrive Communications to improve its broadband communications offerings to Oil & Gas companies.

Today, many Oil & Gas companies rely on slow and costly satellite broadband connections to provide communications for their drilling locations and work sites. During peak hours with increased traffic, satellite connections can slow to a mere 564 kb/s, a rate that stalls out email and drilling reports, garbles voice communications and makes video conferencing virtually impossible. Even in less congested times, the high latency inherent to all satellite networks struggles to provide Oil & Gas operators with the bandwidth they need. TopDrive Communications brings the broadband to the remote sites. Its TurboCell Series of Communication Solutions delivers a high speed, low latency connection to remote oilfield locations that provides land-line quality voice, high-speed data and drastically improved cell phone reception at any location.

Mushroom Networks' technology supports aggregation of multiple Internet access lines that come through a DSL modem, cable modem, T1, MPLS, satellite modem or any other broadband connection, as well as 3G/4G cellular data cards. TopDrive Communications is using Mushroom Networks' devices to deliver high-quality video conferencing, well site monitoring and internet access to remote sites. Oil & Gas companies will be able to watch and supervise crews and document safety and work processes via real-time video monitoring, video conferencing and document sharing without the lag associated with competing solutions.

"Combining our TurboCell Communications Towers with leading-edge technologies such as Mushroom Networks' Broadband Bonding is a game changer for Oil & Gas companies," said Harold McGowen, TopDrive Communications. "No longer will they have to rely on inadequate satellite. Instead, Oil & Gas companies can have the communications infrastructure they need to skillfully run their remote operations and usher in the Digital Oilfield."

"Our partnership with TopDrive Communications takes Broadband Bonding into a critical industry that is in need of effective, real-time communications," said Cahit Akin, CEO of Mushroom Networks.  "Now, with ample bandwidth and highly reliable Internet connection provided by aggregated cellular data connectivity, Oil & Gas companies can ensure their on-site operations have high 9s up-time with enough bandwidth for demanding real-time applications."

About TopDrive Communications
TopDrive Communications, LLC, located in Tyler, Texas, provides innovative communication solutions in challenging environments. TopDrive's products and services span a wide range of industries and applications. TopDrive Communications provides Turn-Key Solutions, Rentals, Installations and Service all tailored to fit your specific communications needs. For more information, visit www.oilfieldcellular.com or call 903-594-4332.

About Mushroom Networks
Mushroom Networks, Inc. is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, providing patent pending Broadband Bonding solutions to a range of Internet connection applications. The company's flagship product line serves SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, and broadband service providers and bonds dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily scale based on needs. Mushroom Networks was a finalist for the coveted 2012 San Diego Business Journal Innovation Award, XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award, 2007 CONNECT® 'Most Innovative New Product' award, 2008 CONNECT® 'Most Innovative New Product' award, Network World's "top technology trend of 2008" award,  and nominated for the best investment opportunity within the fixed telecom sector by Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.  For more information, please visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com or call 858-452-1032.

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