SOURCE: Rapid Link, Inc.

June 11, 2008 09:00 ET

Rapid Link Improves Working Capital Position by Over $1,000,000

Long-Standing Texas State Tax Liability Settled

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Rapid Link, Incorporated (OTCBB: RPID), a leading provider of WiMax and Communication Services, announced today the final settlement, and release from any ongoing liability, of a long-standing sales tax dispute in the State of Texas. A result of the settlement was the elimination of a $1,062,000 current liability.

The original liability was due to an assessment by the State of Texas for past due sales tax. This assessment stemmed from an alleged underpayment of sales taxes by a now dissolved subsidiary of Rapid Link Incorporated. At no time was there a judgment against Rapid Link Incorporated; however, the potential for a future judgment necessitated the accrual of this potential liability.

John Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of Rapid Link, states, "Though it was a long time coming, we are very pleased to settle this issue once and for all, and again show our shareholders that we are serious about our goal to attain a net positive working capital position. This is just one of many steps we are taking to do just that."

Chris Canfield, Chief Financial Officer of Rapid Link, states, "Extinguishing this liability has improved our balance sheet significantly. In the past year Rapid Link has seen its Chief Executive convert $900,000 of debt into equity at above market prices, announced the extensions of virtually all short-term notes into long-term notes due in 2011, and raised significant capital, all of which has dramatically improved our working capital position. We are confident we can now aggressively grow our business without the need to seek additional capital."

About Rapid Link

Rapid Link, Incorporated is a Diversified Communication Services company, supplying bundled internet and voice services to Business and Residential customers. Rapid Link offers broadband access via its own facilities to ensure fast and reliable delivery of its content. As a leading licensed WiMAX carrier, Rapid Link is on the cutting edge of this exciting new technology. We are one of the only carriers that can offer an end-to-end solution for our customers without a dependency on any other company's resources.

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Contact Information

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    Investor Relations
    Rapid Link, Incorporated
    Tel.: 402-392-7561


    David Elias
    Investor Relations
    DME Capital