SOURCE: ERF Wireless Inc.

ERF Wireless Inc.

March 10, 2011 09:05 ET

Energy Broadband Adds Extensive Wireless Broadband Coverage in Haynesville Shale Region Through Strategic Agreement Between ERF Wireless and Bluebird Broadband Services

Energy Broadband Adds More Than 5,000 Square Miles of Wireless Coverage for Delivery of Digital Oil Field Solutions

LEAGUE CITY, TX--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFW), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that the company has entered into a Master Services Agreement with Bluebird Broadband Services Inc., a Bossier City, Louisiana, based fixed wireless broadband operator, for the delivery of wholesale Internet and bandwidth services to Energy Broadband Inc., the oil and gas subsidiary of ERF Wireless. Energy Broadband will use this enhanced wireless broadband coverage to deliver digital oil field solutions to oil and gas companies under existing contracts, as well as to other oil and gas companies active in the Haynesville Shale areas in northwest Louisiana and northeast Texas.

According to Dr. H. Dean Cubley, CEO of ERF Wireless, "This agreement marks the seventh in a series of agreements with quality wireless network providers throughout major oil and gas regions of North America. This approach, when combined with our continued construction of quality wireless broadband networks, allows the company to rapidly expand its wireless coverage area in strategic locations required to have Energy Broadband service to meet the needs of the company's growing oil and gas customer base."

"Bluebird Broadband Services Inc. has built an extensive high-quality network and operations over the past four years and is currently servicing customers in the surrounding markets off some 65 towers that provide more than 5,000 square miles of wireless broadband coverage," said Stephen Hyde, General Manager of Bluebird Broadband Services Inc. "We are pleased to have completed the strategic partnership with ERF Wireless and look forward to providing quality Internet and bandwidth services to ERF Wireless for ultimate delivery to their end user oil and gas customers."

ERF Wireless, through its wholly owned subsidiary Energy Broadband Inc., continues expansion of its energy industry business base with new contracts to provide communications service, equipment and infrastructure to a number of oil, gas and related energy sector companies throughout North America. These service offerings have been especially concentrated throughout western Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma for the past two years. More recently, some of Energy Broadband's larger customers have been expanding their holdings in other key markets including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Barnett Shale in North Texas and areas of northern and western Colorado.

"Through our strategic relationship with Bluebird, our ability to fulfill requests for broadband service to drilling and production operations in key areas such as the Haynesville Shale Region in northwest Louisiana and northeast Texas has been greatly accelerated," commented John Nagel, CEO of Energy Broadband. Nagel went on to say, "Bluebird has put together an exceptional wireless broadband Internet service and we are proud to be working closely with their professional staff members. We are now capable of extending reliable, high-quality voice and data connectivity to our energy based customers located within their remote coverage areas."

For more information regarding ERF Wireless' products and capabilities in the oil and gas industry, our new coverage in the Eagle Ford Shale region, as well as new coverage planned in other oil and gas regions, customers should contact the Energy Broadband sales staff at 888-770-7052. A new coverage map showing both existing and planned Energy Broadband wireless coverage in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Wyoming and Colorado can be seen at http://www.erfwireless.com/oil_gas_map_big.html.

About Bluebird Broadband Services

Bluebird Broadband, based in Bossier City, Louisiana, offers high quality Internet and phone services at highly competitive rates. Bluebird customers choose from a wide range of broadband and phone services including high speed wireless Internet, T1, T3 and fiber connectivity, web hosting and domain services, co-location services, data center services, VoIP and traditional phone services and business DSL. Bluebird Broadband offers business and residential Internet in Northwest Louisiana and the entire ArkLaTex region. For more information, visit www.bluebirdwireless.com.

About ERF Wireless

ERF Wireless Inc. is a fully reporting public corporation located in League City, Texas, and is the parent company of Energy Broadband Inc., ERF Enterprise Network Services, ERF Bundled Wireless Services, ERF Wireless Messaging Services and ERF Network Services. The company specializes in providing wireless and broadband product and service solutions to enterprise, commercial and residential clients on a regional, national and international basis. Its principals have been in the wireless broadband, network integration, triple-play FTTH, IPTV and content delivery business for more than 40 years. For more information, please visit our websites at www.erfwireless.com and www.erfwireless.net or call 281-538-2101. (ERFWG)

Forward-looking statements in this release regarding ERF Wireless Inc. and Energy 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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