IDACORP Subsidiary RMC Internet Changes Name to Velocitus

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rocky Mountain Communications

    BOISE, Idaho, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:   IDA) subsidiary
 Rocky Mountain Communications (RMC), an Internet services company
 headquartered in Boise, Idaho, today announced that it has changed its name to
 Velocitus. Velocitus is divided into two business units, Velocitus Internet
 and Velocitus Broadband.  The Internet division offers traditional residential
 Internet services such as dial-up accounts and DSL, while the Broadband
 division will continue to offer a wide range of technologies that deliver
 connection speeds from 128 kilobytes per second to more than 100 megabytes per
 second.
     "Changing our name from RMC to Velocitus is reflective of the changes we
 see occurring in the Internet market and within our own business," says
 Michael Lukes, President, Velocitus, and original founder of RMC.  "Throughout
 the past several months, we have increased our service offerings to include
 more high-speed connectivity solutions for homes and businesses."
     Velocitus Broadband has already been introduced in Boise and Pocatello,
 Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., offering high-speed connectivity solutions for
 businesses.  The company has plans to offer services in more than 60
 additional markets in the next 18 to 24 months.  Though expansion will be
 within the Western US, many of the new markets are outside the Rocky Mountain
 region, another reason for the name change.
     "The Velocitus name has been very well received by the business market and
 we expect an equally warm reception from the community at large," says Michael
 Feiler, executive vice president, marketing and sales.  "But more important
 than the name change is the increasing array of services and speeds that we
 offer to customers across our markets."
     Velocitus serves more than 25,000 business and residential customers
 throughout the Western US.  Velocitus was acquired by IDACORP in August of
 2000 and now operates within IDACORP's communication subsidiary, IDACOMM. The
 companies joined forces to leverage IDACORP's financial strength and stability
 with Velocitus' technical expertise in the communications sector.
     IDACORP Inc., formed in 1998, is the holding company over the regulated
 electric utility, Idaho Power Company, and the non-regulated activities of:
 Ida-West Energy; its independent power project management and development arm;
 IDACORP Energy, a marketer of energy and energy-related products and services;
 IDACORP Services, a marketer of products and services to residential and
 business customers; IDACORP Financial Services, which makes non-utility
 investments, primarily in affordable housing projects; and IDACORP
 Technologies, a subsidiary focused on new, clean energy technologies.
 
     Additional Information: Jeff Schaus, Manager of Marketing and
 Communications 208-388-6748.
 
 

SOURCE Rocky Mountain Communications
    BOISE, Idaho, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:   IDA) subsidiary
 Rocky Mountain Communications (RMC), an Internet services company
 headquartered in Boise, Idaho, today announced that it has changed its name to
 Velocitus. Velocitus is divided into two business units, Velocitus Internet
 and Velocitus Broadband.  The Internet division offers traditional residential
 Internet services such as dial-up accounts and DSL, while the Broadband
 division will continue to offer a wide range of technologies that deliver
 connection speeds from 128 kilobytes per second to more than 100 megabytes per
 second.
     "Changing our name from RMC to Velocitus is reflective of the changes we
 see occurring in the Internet market and within our own business," says
 Michael Lukes, President, Velocitus, and original founder of RMC.  "Throughout
 the past several months, we have increased our service offerings to include
 more high-speed connectivity solutions for homes and businesses."
     Velocitus Broadband has already been introduced in Boise and Pocatello,
 Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., offering high-speed connectivity solutions for
 businesses.  The company has plans to offer services in more than 60
 additional markets in the next 18 to 24 months.  Though expansion will be
 within the Western US, many of the new markets are outside the Rocky Mountain
 region, another reason for the name change.
     "The Velocitus name has been very well received by the business market and
 we expect an equally warm reception from the community at large," says Michael
 Feiler, executive vice president, marketing and sales.  "But more important
 than the name change is the increasing array of services and speeds that we
 offer to customers across our markets."
     Velocitus serves more than 25,000 business and residential customers
 throughout the Western US.  Velocitus was acquired by IDACORP in August of
 2000 and now operates within IDACORP's communication subsidiary, IDACOMM. The
 companies joined forces to leverage IDACORP's financial strength and stability
 with Velocitus' technical expertise in the communications sector.
     IDACORP Inc., formed in 1998, is the holding company over the regulated
 electric utility, Idaho Power Company, and the non-regulated activities of:
 Ida-West Energy; its independent power project management and development arm;
 IDACORP Energy, a marketer of energy and energy-related products and services;
 IDACORP Services, a marketer of products and services to residential and
 business customers; IDACORP Financial Services, which makes non-utility
 investments, primarily in affordable housing projects; and IDACORP
 Technologies, a subsidiary focused on new, clean energy technologies.
 
     Additional Information: Jeff Schaus, Manager of Marketing and
 Communications 208-388-6748.
 
 SOURCE  Rocky Mountain Communications