SOURCE: Camvera

October 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Camvera Partners With Organizations Across Georgia to Make "Rural Broadband" a Reality

Agencies, Both Public and Private, All Over the State Are Assisting With Fundraising, Implementation and Technical Aspects of New Project

TIFTON, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2006 -- The "Rural Broadband" project is bringing together some of the most influential technology and environmental organizations in Georgia, continuing the pursuit of knowledge and innovation for farmers and citizens alike. This diverse team has dedicated itself to improving agriculture and agribusiness in the most underserved areas in the state, leading Georgia agriculture into the future.

Camvera is advancing and implementing a program originally developed and organized with the assistance of several companies and organizations; among them the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL); the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, the Nature Conservancy, and the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

NESPAL is an interdisciplinary research and education effort aimed at building a better environment for agriculture and rural America; the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District seeks to protect, conserve and improve the soil and water resources of the State of Georgia for agriculture and other uses. The Nature Conservancy is a well-known national institution that pursues the goal of maintaining an abundant water supply in the lower Flint River basin; and the NRCS provides leadership in an effort to help America's farmers, private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources.

Camvera Networks, Inc. and PreSoft AG Solutions have also teamed up with the Georgia Agriculture Innovation Center to demonstrate how this innovation and automation can serve agribusiness and communities across the state. The AIC (Agriculture Innovation Center) is part of Georgia's strategic industries program, launched in 2004. This program has developed technology centers of excellence in the areas of agriculture, aerospace, information technology, life sciences maritime logistics and manufacturing. By leveraging Georgia's strategic homegrown industries, they are creating new jobs, increasing investment and ensuring long-term economic development while marketing Georgia as a technology destination for high tech companies.

The Arlington Downtown Development Authority, a non-profit organization that seeks funding for wireless broadband in under-served areas of southern Georgia, has aided this group of organizations in working to bring these technologies to rural areas. The Arlington Downtown Development Authority, in collaboration with Baker, Calhoun, Early, Miller and Mitchell County has been involved in organizing the grant process that will lead to the expansion of a system similar to a pilot program, located at McLendon Acres, into a full-scale initiative across nearly 2,000 square miles of South Georgia.

Camvera has also collaborated with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the OneGeorgia Authority, the Sunbelt Ag EXPO and the city of Moultrie.

Camvera will be demonstrating Rural Broadband throughout the week of the October 17-19 at the Sunbelt Expo held in Tifton, GA.

Camvera Networks is a wireless broadband systems integration and managed services company focusing on the development of enhanced broadband services for non-served and under-served rural and "fringe" urban markets. The company provides high-speed wireless solutions in partnership with small to medium-sized cities and rural utilities, to assist them in attracting new businesses and jobs, to drive additional revenue, as well as to provide critical services for schools, hospitals, and area residents and businesses. Camvera is a member of the Georgia Agribusiness Council. (www.camvera.com)

The Sunbelt Expo is one of the largest agricultural-based trade shows with field demonstrations in the country. The Expo is composed of a 100-acre static exhibit area and a 600-acre working farm. Although the main focus of the show is agriculture with over 1200 exhibitors, Sunbelt offers something for every member of the family. The wide variety of exhibits includes equipment, livestock, ATV, Lawn & Garden, Automotive, Hunting & Fishing, Consumer Living and Antique Tractors. Each day of the show a wide variety of educational seminars are offered in the areas of beef, dairy, goat and equine. (www.sunbeltexpo.com)

For more information on Camvera, Rural Broadband Demonstrations or the Press Breakfast please contact Jordan Childs at 770.663.8770 or jordanc@thewestportgroup.com.

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