SOURCE: ERF Wireless Inc.

ERF Wireless Inc.

January 11, 2011 09:35 ET

ERF Wireless Initiates Wireless Services to New Multibillion Dollar Global Oil and Gas Company and Announces Plans to Build Largest Terrestrial Wireless Network to Cover Eagle Ford Shale Region

Energy Broadband Subsidiary Finishes 2010 With Strong Monthly Revenue Growth

LEAGUE CITY, TX--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) -  ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFW), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that Energy Broadband Inc., its wholly owned private subsidiary, recently initiated broadband wireless services to the Eagle Ford Shale drilling operations of a new major worldwide independent oil and gas company. ERF Wireless also announced that because of this and other new relationships in the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas, the company has initiated a new network construction project that, when fully completed by mid-year 2011, will blanket the majority of the Eagle Ford Shale region with high-speed terrestrial wireless broadband. This new wireless network coverage will add to the existing wireless broadband coverage that ERF Wireless already has in certain parts of the Eagle Ford Shale region through existing service arrangements with other wireless carriers.

John Nagel, CEO of Energy Broadband, commented, "The Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas is several hundred miles in length, extending from Victoria to the Rio Grande at the Mexican border. Over the past year, this area has become one of the most active new exploration and drilling regions in North America. Energy Broadband now has multiple customers for our wireless broadband services in this region."

Nagel went on to note that ERF Wireless has a significant amount of network coverage in the eastern and central portion of the Eagle Ford Shale, but almost no coverage in the western portion. In fact, in the far western Eagle Ford Shale there is a distinct lack of wireless coverage, including WiMax and cellular. The region is primarily made up of large ranches with relatively low population density. Therefore, in order to serve our new oil and gas customers in this region, ERF Wireless has initiated the design and construction of a new wireless broadband network for the area that will cover approximately 25,000 square miles of territory with high capacity wireless coverage. 

According to Dr. H. Dean Cubley, CEO of ERF Wireless, "This new network will give Energy Broadband a distinct advantage in the area since we will be the only source of terrestrial wireless broadband for the entire area. I'm extremely encouraged with this new network development, the new customers we are gaining each month, as well as the strong growth we experienced in our monthly oil and gas revenue in December."

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

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 and or call 281-538-2101. (ERFWG)

Forward-looking statements in this release regarding ERF Wireless Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary 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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