SOURCE: Rapid Link, Inc.

November 16, 2007 13:59 ET

Rapid Link Announces Appointment of Broadband Services Director

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - November 16, 2007) - Rapid Link, Inc. (OTCBB: RPID), a leading provider of communication services, today announced the appointment of Eric Shippam to their Executive Management Team. Mr. Shippam will serve as Director of Broadband Services.

Mr. Shippam's communications services career began in 1988 with Sprint Corp as a financial analyst where he benefited from Harvard Business School graduate level training and worked aside top executives in the Sprint's 2400 member finance organization. "I learned the vital role of minimization of variation, quality management efforts based upon systems thinking, and management for continual improvement of processes and systems. A commitment to the development of people enables organizations, teams, and individuals to become greater than the sum of their parts, and improve the quality of life for more and more people," stated Mr. Shippam.

Mr. Shippam's foundational education was helpful in deploying reliable and valuable 802.11 WiFi networks in 2001 in Tucson, AZ and more recently in Amador County, CA where he was among the first and now one of the largest rural service providers in Northern California. Mr. Shippam adds, "The Company's commitment to 'kind and serving' customer service and unsurpassed network reliability have gained the confidence of business, municipal and residential subscribers in our area. Now with the commitment of Rapid Link to the expansion of the Web-Breeze Networks, I look forward to duplicating our success in the adjacent counties."

"We are fortunate to have someone of Eric's experience and understanding of the sector to help lead us as we move forward with our growth into the Wireless Internet Service sector. We have worked closely with Eric and his team in the past years, prior to our acquisition of the networks he founded and deployed, and we know from experience he will serve this vital capacity well for Rapid Link," stated Chris Canfield, President of Rapid Link.

Mr. Shippam was educated at Anderson College and Harvard Business School through the Sprint Corp executive development program. He was formerly a divisional Chief Financial Officer at the Sprint Asian Group prior to forming Communications Advantage and Web-Breeze Networks. He lives with his family in Sutter Creek, where he is active in a variety of philanthropic and business organizations.

About Rapid Link, Inc.

Rapid Link is a communications company providing various forms of voice and data transport services to wholesale and retail customers around the world. Rapid Link companies provide licensed traditional long distance services in the contiguous United States, as well as other next generation communication services worldwide, including voice over internet protocol and information service products tailored for each target market. Focusing on niche markets, such as the US Military, selected geographic areas, and ethnic populations, Rapid Link and its subsidiaries' strive to serve its customers' unique communications needs with a focus on cost efficiency and quality of service. Through the Company's operating headquarters in Omaha, NE, Rapid Link supports customers with facilities-based switching, in-house multi lingual customer service, proprietary scalable billing systems, and experienced communications professionals.

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