SOURCE: MediaG3, Inc.

November 10, 2009 16:00 ET

MediaG3, Inc. Announces the Launch of Imperial Wireless™ IW4G Mobile Broadband Internet Service to Portland, Oregon

MediaG3, Inc. Progresses on Its WIMAX Roll-Out Strategy by Penetrating the Portland, Oregon Market

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - MediaG3, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDGC) is pleased to report the progress on the Company's developing WIMAX service roll-out strategy in the United States.

MediaG3 announces that the Company's expansion plan is advancing according to expectations in Portland, Oregon. Recently, the Company announced a successful service launch in Keizer and Salem, Oregon, and following the initial successful launch in Boise, Idaho. This is part of the Company's 19 state market roll out of WIMAX services.

The addressable market, demographics, and Company estimated revenue metrics for broadband internet services in the Portland metro markets include the following:

    1) Estimated Portland metro market shows a potential subscriber base
       of 578,000.
    2) Percentage of households using broadband and wireless services
       at 74%.
    3) Available broadband and wireless subscriber base is 427,720
    4) With very conservative estimated market share to be captured
       by MediaG3 being 5%.
    5) Estimating subscribers' revenues of over $1,069,000/year initially.

"Imperial Wireless is excited to bring its IW4G WiMax Super Fast Mobile Broadband and Internet Phone Services to Portland, Oregon residents, businesses, students and mobile professionals the super fast mobile Internet experience they're used to having at home or the office, anywhere around town or on the go," said Val Westergard, Chairman, MediaG3, Inc. "We're pleased to provide this community a valuable new category of Internet service designed to make people's lives more enjoyable and more productive, wherever they happen to be in our coverage area."

Joseph L. Anzalone, President & COO, had this to add: "Our service roll-out is gaining momentum as anticipated, and in many cases, ahead of expectations as subscribers are demanding the broadband services to meet their growing appetite for internet service without limits. Our strategy is to build our presence in every underserved market in the country and show the consumer an unbeatable combination of next generation broadband and mobile internet services at highly competitive prices."

Furthermore, to enhance the service plan, MediaG3 plans to utilize 30 carrier grade cellular towers which were successfully acquired earlier this year and will be used to support the network expansion in selected key markets throughout the United States. "MediaG3 will be employing its strong portfolio of telecom equipment to support the WIMAX service expansion. These carrier grade towers will help in broadening the reach in conjunction with our patent-protected LMDS equipment platform. The goal to provide leading edge WIMAX service to everyone, not just those in major metropolitan communities," added Mr. Anzalone.

MediaG3's Imperial Wireless IW4G... a New Generation of WIMAX

The 4G customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short range limitations of a traditional Internet hot spot. The companies are all using a wireless 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi called WiMAX, which provides service areas measured in miles, not feet. Further, IW4G gives you average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.*

As the Internet integrates deeper into daily life, the opportunities to stay connected and be productive are enhanced by IW4G in numerous ways:

--  A busy parent who wants full Internet connectivity for kids studying
    or playing games in the back of the family minivan;
--  A college student or retiree looking for one affordable Internet
    service provider to meet their needs at home, on campus and on-the-go;
--  A mobile professional who is unsatisfied with the speeds and
    limitations of 3G modem cards or the need to seek out Wi-Fi hotspots;
--  A commuter interested in working or accessing entertainment sites like
    Hulu or Pandora on the way home.

For these and many other customers, IW4G's simple and innovative pricing provides ultimate flexibility. IW4G's mobile and residential plans can be purchased by the day or by the month, and with several no service contract options available. Home Internet service plans start at $25 per month, while mobile Internet plans start at $35 per month, or customers can purchase a convenient day pass for $10. Additional savings are available for customers by purchasing a combination of services that could include home-and-mobile or mobile-and-mobile Internet plans starting at $50 for both, or by signing up for a two-year service agreement. The dual-mode 4G/3G plan is available for just $70 per month with a two-year service agreement. Customers can find full details about pricing options, business plans and purchase the service online at, or by visiting other authorized Imperial Wireless dealers.

Simply Plug-In and Go

IW4G offers several simple choices for broadband connectivity.

--  IW4G USB Modem and IW4G+ Mobile: Mobile users simply plug-in IW4G's
    compact, mobile WiMAX-enabled USB modem into their laptop to get online.
    The USB modem, from Motorola, is available for only $49.99 for a limited
    time or leased for just $4.99 per month. Customers can purchase the modem
    from a store or online. Customers who travel across the U.S. may purchase
    the CleIW4G+ mobile USB, a dual-mode (4G/3G) modem from IW4G. The dual-mode
    capabilities give the truly mobile user access to nationwide 3G network
    service whenever the IW4G service is not available. The IW4G+ mobile USB is
    available to lease for only $5.99 per month.
--  Residential data & voice services: For residential service, IW4G
    offers customers a wireless high-speed modem, about the size of a small
    book. Customers simply plug the modem into a power outlet anywhere in their
    home or office and connect the modem to their PC or wireless router. This
    enables consumers and businesses to install high-speed Internet service
    without the need to schedule an appointment, drill holes in their walls, or
    otherwise disrupt their day. The IW4G Modem, a residential modem from
    Motorola, can be purchased for $69.99 for a limited time or leased for just
    $4.99 monthly. Residential customers can also add in-home voice service
    with purchase of the IW4G Voice Adapter for $15, and receive unlimited
    local and long distance service for just $25 per month.
--  IW4G Spot: With the IW4G Spot, any existing, off-the-shelf Wi-Fi
    device (compatible with 802.11b/g) can connect to IW4G's mobile WiMAX
    network. The IW4GSpot creates a personal Wi-Fi hotspot that travels with
    consumers anywhere they happen to be within IW4G's mobile WiMAX service
    area. This $139.99 device is a portable, battery-powered router that
    seamlessly connects up to eight standard Wi-Fi-enabled devices (computers,
    mobile phones, portable gaming, consoles, cameras, etc.) to the Internet
    via a IW4G USB modem to access IW4G's mobile WiMAX network. The IW4G Spot
    is compatible with both the IW4G and IW4GG+ mobile USB dual-mode service
--  Intel Embedded WiMAX Laptops: Numerous IW4G-compatible embedded WiMAX
    laptops based on Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology are now
    available directly from their manufacturers and through other channels.
    From Dell, these include the Studio 17, Studio XPS 16, Latitude E4300,
    Latitude E6400, Latitude E6400 ATG, Latitude E6500, Precision M2400,
    Precision M4400 and Vostro 1220. From Fujitsu, this includes the LifeBook
    P8020. WiMAX-ready laptops from Lenovo include the ThinkPad line: SL500,
    X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X301, T400, T500, W500, W700. From Samsung, this
    includes the X460 notebook as well as the NC10, the first WiMAX-enabled
    netbook based on the Intel® Atom™ processor, available in the U.S.
--  Samsung Mondi: The Samsung Mondi is a mobile, WiMAX-enabled handheld
    device that combines the abilities of a PC with the size and portability of
    a phone.

About Imperial Wireless

Imperial Wireless, LLC, an operating subsidiary of MediaG3, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDGC), offers a robust suite of advanced high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses. As part of a multi-year network build-out plan, Imperial's service, called IW4G™, will be available in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., and bring together an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility. Imperial's open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides unmatched network capacity to deliver next-generation broadband access. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Imperial Wireless currently provides 4G service, utilizing WiMAX technology, in sixteen markets and provides pre-WiMAX communications services in 40 markets across the U.S. and Europe. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA., additional information about Imperial Wireless and MediaG3 is available at or

* Speed claims based on download speeds only. Actual performance may vary and is not guaranteed. IW4G performance claim is based on average download user speeds achieved during tests performed on the IW4G commercial network by IW4G.. Other carrier performance based on their advertised claims.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws. The statements in this release regarding plans for the development and deployment of the first nationwide next-generation wireless broadband network based on mobile WiMAX technology; the timing, availability, capabilities and coverage of our network, including market launch plans; products and services to be offered on our network; planned marketing and branding efforts and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The words "will," "would," "may," "should," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "intend," "expect," "believe," "target," "designed," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are projections reflecting management's judgment and assumptions based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Future performance cannot be assured. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the risks referenced in the section of MediaG3's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q entitled "Risk Factors," filed August 13, 2009. Imperial Wireless believes the forward-looking statements in this release are reasonable; however, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Imperial Wireless is not obligated to publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release.

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