Nope on both accounts.

Brad


-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of George Rogato
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 6:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] US Wireless Online Sells 50.1 Percent

Are they the company that bought Allen M. 's WISP? As I recall he was an 
Alvarion shop

Patrick Leary wrote:
> U.S. Wireless Online is a conglomeration. Originally it was started by
> buying at bankruptcy the assets of late firms like Darwin Networks. A
> few years later they merged with Air2LAN (Jai Baghat's old company) out
> of Jackson, MS. They then rolled up a number of WISPs. So they got old
> MY customers, some Wi-Fi customers, some hotspot business, some
> traditional WISP business, etc. Lots of different brands in there,
> including us among many others.
> 
> So I suppose it'd be tricky to get a good count that we easily compare
> with WISP pure play type business.
> 
> Patrick Leary
> AVP WISP Markets
> Alvarion, Inc.
> o: 650.314.2628
> c: 760.580.0080
> Vonage: 650.641.1243
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of George Rogato
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 4:17 PM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] US Wireless Online Sells 50.1 Percent
> 
> I wonder how many subs US Wireless has?
> 
> 
> Peter R. wrote:
>> US Wireless Online Sells 50.1 Percent Ownership Stake to Sutioc
> Enterprises
>> Tuesday January 2, 2007
>>
>> http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/070102/111104.html
>>
>> Operational Management and Support Services to be Provided by IElement
> 
>> Corporation
>>
>> LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- US Wireless Online, 
>> one of the nation's largest wireless broadband network operators, 
>> announced today that it has completed the sale of a 50.1% ownership 
>> stake to Sutioc Enterprises, Inc.
>>
>> In conjunction with the transaction, which closed on December 27,
> 2006, 
>> Sutioc has entered into an agreement with IElement Corporation, Inc. 
>> whereby IElement will provide certain management and support services
> to 
>> US Wireless. As part of the agreement, IElement will provide out
> sourced 
>> customer service, technical support, network management, accounting, 
>> billing and collection services as well as act as an advisor to US 
>> Wireless' current management team. IElement is a nationwide provider
> of 
>> advanced communication services and Voice over Internet Protocol
> (VoIP) 
>> solutions with a network presence in 18 major markets in the United 
>> States, including facilities in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago.
>>
>> At the time of the sale, Sutioc and US Wireless were able to retire
> over 
>> $3.5 million in US Wireless' debt.
>>
>> US Wireless also expects to quickly benefit from efficiencies
> resulting 
>> from the transactions including the ability to streamline its
> operations 
>> and reduce administrative and operational costs. In addition, US 
>> Wireless will soon be able to offer its current and new customers a 
>> complete suite of voice and data products and services through 
>> IElement's product offering.
>>
>> ``The combination of US Wireless' organization and network facilities 
>> with IElement's management experience, infrastructure, broad product 
>> range and service capability should significantly improve the
> Company's 
>> competitive position,'' commented Rick E. Hughes, CEO of US Wireless 
>> Online, Inc. ``We look forward to working with Sutioc and IElement. We
> 
>> anticipate leveraging their strengths and resources to resume the
> growth 
>> and expansion of our business in the near future.''
>>
>> Additional announcements relating to the transaction, new product 
>> launches, Wi-Fi Pittsburgh and other evolving developments are
> expected 
>> in the near future.
>>
>> About IElement Corporation:
>>
>> IElement, based in Dallas, Texas, is a facilities-based nationwide 
>> communications service provider that offers state-of-the-art 
>> telecommunications services to small and medium sized businesses 
>> (``SMBs''). IElement provides broadband data, voice and wireless 
>> services by offering integrated T-1 lines as well as a Layer 2 Private
> 
>> Network and VOIP solutions. These solutions provide SMBs with
> dedicated 
>> internet access, customizable business solutions for voice, data, 
>> wireless, internet, and secure communications channels between the SMB
> 
>> offices, partners, vendors, customers and employees without the use of
> a 
>> firewall or encryption device. IElement has a network presence in 18 
>> major markets in the United States, including facilities in Los
> Angeles, 
>> Dallas and Chicago. For more information on IElement, please visit 
>> http://www.ielement.com.
>>
>> About US Wireless Online:
>>
>> US Wireless Online owns and operates one of the nation's largest 
>> wireless Internet broadband networks with significant coverage areas
> in 
>> Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. The
> 
>> Company provides commercial wireless Internet access and related 
>> applications and services in the rapidly growing wireless broadband 
>> industry. US Wireless Online is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
> 
>> For more information on US Wireless Online, Inc. please visit 
>> http://www.uswo.net.
>>
> 
> 


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