SOURCE: ERF Wireless Inc.

ERF Wireless Inc.

April 12, 2012 08:00 ET

ERF Wireless Initiates Major Permian Basin Network Expansion in Response to Increased Customer Needs

Energy Broadband Expands Workforce to Match Growing Customer Base

LEAGUE CITY, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2012) - ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that the company has engaged a major construction contractor to build out two additional high-speed wireless broadband networks in two separate areas of the Permian Basin region of West Texas adjacent to existing ERF Wireless networks. In addition, ERF Wireless is using its own construction crews to construct three new networks that are near the extensive terrestrial wireless network system already owned and operated by ERF Wireless in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. These new network segments are part of a larger expansion of the overall ERF Wireless network throughout North America which will meet not only the immediate needs of our existing customers but also the growing demand by the oil and gas industry in general for more terrestrial wireless connectivity to support drilling activities.

According to Dr. H. Dean Cubley, CEO of ERF Wireless, "We have a number of our existing oil and gas customers who are already drilling in remote areas of the Permian Basin and other areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico that currently don't have any terrestrial wireless broadband service coverage. Moreover, these customers plan to be very active in these same areas over the next ten years or more. When our contractor completes our newest network additions to the Permian Basin and our own crews complete their new construction activity within the next sixty days, ERF Wireless will have added approximately 10,000 square miles of new terrestrial wireless broadband coverage in these highly active oil and gas drilling areas."

Dr. Cubley went on to note that with the simultaneous expansion of the ERF Wireless network footprint and the corresponding increasing number of drilling rigs that are being serviced, Energy Broadband, the company's oil and gas subsidiary, is already utilizing some of the funding received late last year to expand its workforce of technicians, trucks, Mobil Broadband Trailers (MBTs) and other equipment required for service to its oil and gas customers.

"All of this new activity is expected to translate into increasing revenue and profitability for Energy Broadband as it continues its exponential growth rates in the oil and gas service industry," said Dr. Cubley. "Likewise, with the growth of Energy Broadband, ERF Wireless anticipates continued progress in achieving its objectives of near-term profitability and a listing on a national exchange later this year."

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 Wireless Bundled Services, ERF Wireless Messaging Services and ERF Network Operations. 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 and,, or call 281-538-2101. (ERFBG)

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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