SOURCE: Eagle Broadband

June 02, 2006 10:46 ET

Eagle Broadband Launches Hurricane Preparedness Assessment Service

Seven Simple Steps to Hurricane Readiness for Small Businesses

LEAGUE CITY, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 2, 2006 -- Management at Eagle Broadband, Inc (AMEX: EAG), a leading provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, launched its Eagle Broadband's Hurricane Preparedness Assessment service today to coincide with the start of the 2006 hurricane season.

Experts have predicted another active year for hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. With memories of lost revenue and business down-time after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina still fresh on their minds, many small business owners are taking action to prepare for a potential repeat performance during the 2006 hurricane season.

According to Dave Cearley, Director of Eagle Broadband Managed Services, a provider of IT support and implementation for VoIP, Wifi other internet services, there are seven simple steps a business can take to minimize down-time. As part of a standard disaster preparedness assessment conducted for each client, Eagle provides a "Hurricane Readiness Checklist" that includes the following suggestions:

1. Have a written hurricane action plan. Cover both preparation in advance of the storm, and what you will do after the storm passes. In the scramble to prepare in the days before a storm hits, plan details are easily forgotten and the resources necessary for last minute preparation may be unavailable. Upon returning after a storm, water, electricity, and communications services may be unavailable. Your people need to know what to do if they cannot reach you. Have a plan, and review it with your staff and trusted advisors at least twice a year. Once at the beginning of hurricane season, and once again at the end of the season.

2. Know the vulnerability of your business. What assets are at greatest risks from flooding or wind damage? What is your back up plan for replacement resources? Know the elevation of your business above sea level and where the closest rivers and streams are. This will help you determine the flood risks and estimate damage before you can return to your business.

3. Secure alternate sources of power, communications and water in advance of the storm. After a storm strikes, resources are scarce, costly, and time consuming to find.

4. Meet with your insurance agent and review your policies. Ensure you are getting the coverage you think you are. Keep copies of all insurance policies and contact information for the company and agent with you when you evacuate.

5. Back up your data and keep it at a secure secondary location. Several companies, including Eagle Broadband, offer cost effective remote data storage services. Ask yourself what the cost will be to recreate your customer lists, accounting information, contracts, patents, or other sensitive material? Can your business survive their loss? Maintain a list of all business records that will need to be secured or relocated.

6. Prepare your facility. Review the condition of your facility, preferably with your insurance agent. Identify and obtain the necessary materials to secure and protect your building and major equipment.

7. Expect the unexpected. Hurricanes do not always follow forecast paths, and intensity forecasts are notoriously inaccurate. Expect the unexpected, remain calm and flexible. The storm will pass. If you are prepared, business can quickly return to normal.

For more information on Eagle Broadband Managed Services or the Eagle Hurricane Preparedness Assessment, please visit

About Eagle Broadband, Inc.

Eagle Broadband ( is a technology company that develops and delivers products and services in three core business segments:

--  IPTV -- Eagle Broadband's IPTVComplete™ provides direct access to
    more than 200 channels of high-demand programming from popular
    entertainment providers, often using Eagle's high-definition, set-top
--  SatMAX™ -- Eagle Broadband's SatMAX™ provides indoor/outdoor
    communications utilizing the global Iridium-based (
    satellite communications system.  It offers both fixed and mobile
    solutions, including the emergency first responder SatMAX™ Alpha "SatMAX
    in a suitcase" technology
--  Managed Services -- Eagle Broadband's Managed Services division
    provides support for its IPTVComplete™ and SatMAX products, and
    implements a range of other Internet-related technologies, including WiFi
    and VoIP solutions.

Forward-looking statements in this release regarding Eagle Broadband, Inc., are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the company's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, the company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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