airBand Provides New Redundancy Options for High-End Users; Wireless Broadband Provider Employs Diverse Path Internet Access Technology

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from airBand Communications Inc.

    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- airBand Communications Inc., a provider
 of high-speed wireless Internet access, today announced that it has deployed
 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) -- to provide redundancy and load sharing over a
 physically diverse path ensuring continuous Internet connectivity.
     "airBand Communications customers need to know that their Internet
 connection will always be up," said airBand CEO Andrew Lombard.  "For high-end
 users such as Web hosting companies or ASPs [Application Service Providers]
 Internet service is mission-critical.  By putting in physically diverse
 redundancy, rather than just another T1 line, we ensure that ISPs work
 together to keep the company up and running -- even if the T1 line is cut by a
 backhoe.  In a standard redundancy plan, you would have just lost both your
 lines anyway."
     Load sharing is also a key to many web-rich companies.  By sending
 information via the most efficient path, the customer can balance traffic on
 the most efficient network available, realizing higher speeds and lower costs.
 airBand's prices are typically lower than those of wire-line providers, so
 transmitting the bulk of the files wirelessly saves money.
     airBand's redundant and load sharing service is available in a selection
 of service packages, providing scalability up to 10 megabits per second to
 meet most data-centric customers' needs.  In addition to Internet access,
 airBand provides domain name service, web hosting, e-mail accounts and secure
 transmissions, ensuring data security and integrity.
     With its new redundant and load sharing offering, airBand provides its
 customers with high-performance and secure network services.  Since airBand's
 wireless network bypasses the telephone company, the connection is reliable,
 quickly installed and affordable.  airBand also operates and maintains a
 state-of-the-art network designed to accommodate IP-based applications and
 traffic.
 
     About airBand Communications
     Based in Dallas, airBand Communications is a wireless broadband service
 provider that addresses the market demand for faster Internet connections and
 wider availability.  airBand's services go well beyond other Internet
 connections, such as private line, fiber, cable modems, DSL and T1.  With
 $47 million in first round funding from leading telecommunications venture
 firms Battery Ventures, Crescendo Ventures and Sevin Rosen Funds, airBand has
 the capital and manpower to deliver on the promise of broadband access on a
 national scale.  airBand is a proud member of the Cisco Powered Network
 program.  More information is available at www.airband.com.
 
 

SOURCE airBand Communications Inc.
    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- airBand Communications Inc., a provider
 of high-speed wireless Internet access, today announced that it has deployed
 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) -- to provide redundancy and load sharing over a
 physically diverse path ensuring continuous Internet connectivity.
     "airBand Communications customers need to know that their Internet
 connection will always be up," said airBand CEO Andrew Lombard.  "For high-end
 users such as Web hosting companies or ASPs [Application Service Providers]
 Internet service is mission-critical.  By putting in physically diverse
 redundancy, rather than just another T1 line, we ensure that ISPs work
 together to keep the company up and running -- even if the T1 line is cut by a
 backhoe.  In a standard redundancy plan, you would have just lost both your
 lines anyway."
     Load sharing is also a key to many web-rich companies.  By sending
 information via the most efficient path, the customer can balance traffic on
 the most efficient network available, realizing higher speeds and lower costs.
 airBand's prices are typically lower than those of wire-line providers, so
 transmitting the bulk of the files wirelessly saves money.
     airBand's redundant and load sharing service is available in a selection
 of service packages, providing scalability up to 10 megabits per second to
 meet most data-centric customers' needs.  In addition to Internet access,
 airBand provides domain name service, web hosting, e-mail accounts and secure
 transmissions, ensuring data security and integrity.
     With its new redundant and load sharing offering, airBand provides its
 customers with high-performance and secure network services.  Since airBand's
 wireless network bypasses the telephone company, the connection is reliable,
 quickly installed and affordable.  airBand also operates and maintains a
 state-of-the-art network designed to accommodate IP-based applications and
 traffic.
 
     About airBand Communications
     Based in Dallas, airBand Communications is a wireless broadband service
 provider that addresses the market demand for faster Internet connections and
 wider availability.  airBand's services go well beyond other Internet
 connections, such as private line, fiber, cable modems, DSL and T1.  With
 $47 million in first round funding from leading telecommunications venture
 firms Battery Ventures, Crescendo Ventures and Sevin Rosen Funds, airBand has
 the capital and manpower to deliver on the promise of broadband access on a
 national scale.  airBand is a proud member of the Cisco Powered Network
 program.  More information is available at www.airband.com.
 
 SOURCE  airBand Communications Inc.