SOURCE: DBS Communications, Inc.

July 28, 2005 09:30 ET

DBS, One of the AlwaysOn 100 Top Private Company Award Winners

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 28, 2005 -- DBS Communications, Inc. (DBS) has been chosen as one of the AlwaysOn 100 Top Private Companies award winners for 2005. DBS was selected based on a set of five Criteria -- innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

"The AO 100 Top Private Companies represent the tech sector's most innovative, disruptive, and exciting firms," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "My congratulations to each AO 100 winner -- these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year. These are the companies to watch."

On June 28, 2005 the AlwaysOn editorial team selected 100 from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.

"We are thrilled and honored to have received this award by AlwaysOn. It is in recognition of our past and present success and a key indicator of our future capabilities," said Larry Roches, Chairman and CEO of DBS. Larry also mentioned that, "This is an exciting time for DBS; earlier this month we announced our partnership with Firefly Mobile and the addition of Laren Whiddon as our Chief Operating Officer."

About DBS

DBS is a leading independent provider of prepaid wireless services, one of the fastest growing segments within the telecom industry. Their EZlink™ brand, distributed through over 2,700 neighborhood retailers nationally, makes lifestyle benefits of wireless communications more accessible and more affordable to more people. DBS uses its proprietary technology platform to create distinctive prepaid products across multiple wireless carrier networks and multiple handset technologies. As a mobile virtual network operator and enabler (MVNO/MVNE), DBS creates cellular services for defined distribution channels and works with its partners to enable wireless programs for selected market segments. For further information, please visit the DBS Web site at

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network, establishing it as a leader in the Open Media revolution. Borrowing from the underground traditions of blogging and social networking, AlwaysOn ( was launched in 2003. Today, AO's annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online services encourage direct collaboration between global thought leaders and technology insiders. No other media brand has dared allow such openness amongst its readers and participants. AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.

EZlink is the exclusive trademark of DBS Communications, Inc. All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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