MDU Communications International, Inc.

MDU Communications International, Inc.

March 08, 2005 12:15 ET

MDU Communications to Provide DIRECTV'R' and Other Video Services to The National Training Center at Fort Irwin


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FOR: MDU COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: MDTV

MARCH 8, 2005 - 12:15 ET

MDU Communications to Provide DIRECTV'R' and Other
Video Services to The National Training Center at Fort
Irwin

TOTOWA, NEW JERSEY--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - MDU Communications
International, Inc. (OTCBB:MDTV), a leading end-to-end provider of
DIRECTV® digital satellite television programming, private cable video
solutions, high-speed Internet and other premium communication and
information services to the residential multi-dwelling unit market,
today announces it has signed a ten-year franchise agreement with the
National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California to provide DIRECTV®
digital satellite television programming and other private cable video
services to approximately 1,800 of the 4,000 military residential family
quarter units and individual room units at Fort Irwin. The National
Training Center at Fort Irwin is a world-class training center for
America's soldiers and is known for its excellent desert training, vast
recreational opportunities and rich military history.

Similar to the agreements MDU Communications recently signed with the
Fort Belvoir, Fort Ord and La Mesa Village military residential
communities, MDU Communications will be coordinating the new information
and communication infrastructure deployment for this military community.
MDU will begin launching its video services this month, although full
deployment will take place over the next several months. MDU now has
over 6,000 units in military family communities wired for services and
signed to long-term agreements.

"MDU is pleased to have been chosen to provide its state of the art
services to the dedicated men and women serving in the military,"
commented Sheldon Nelson, CEO and President of MDU Communications. "Fort
Irwin acts as the National Training Center where all U.S. tactical Army
units come to train. This will give MDU Communications exposure to all
other U.S. Army unit commanders in the country. We are also pleased to
add Fort Irwin to our growing list of military communities under service
and expect this to lead to others," Mr. Nelson added.

About MDU: MDU Communications International, Inc. (OTCBB:MDTV) is a
leading provider of premium communication/information services,
including digital satellite television and high-speed (broadband)
Internet services, exclusively to the United States multi-dwelling unit
(MDU) marketplace - estimated to include 26 million residences. Through
its wholly owned subsidiary, MDU Communications (USA) Inc., MDU
Communications delivers DIRECTV® digital satellite television services
and high-speed (broadband) Internet systems and is committed to
delivering the next generation of interactive communication services to
MDU residents. For additional information, please see www.mduc.com or
contact Investor Relations.

"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements relating
to deployment and subscriber growth of the Company. Such statements
involve risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ
materially from those set forth in these statements, including, but not
limited to, efforts on behalf of the Company to finalize deployment of
certain properties and obtain subscribers, raise additional funds,
fluctuations in operating results and operating plans, deployment of new
subscribers, market forces, supplier negotiations and other risks
detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's
10-KSB for year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 29, 2003, and
incorporated herein by reference.

The Company's filings, including current financial reports, can be
accessed through the EDGAR database at www.sec.gov.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    MDU Communications International, Inc.
    Sheldon Nelson
    CEO
    (973) 237-9499
    investor@mduc.com
    www.mduc.com