RELEASE: Towerstream offers Pre-WiMAX broadband solution to Chicago

Towerstream Extends High Availability Broadband Solution to Chicago-Area Businesses Offers Pre-WiMAX Solution With 99.999% Guaranteed Uptime MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Nov. 16 -- Towerstream, the leading fixed wireless Internet provider and WiMAX Forum member, announced today that it is offering its High Availability T1+ (Hi-Vi T1+) service to businesses in the Chicago metro area. The product will be offered for $600/month and guarantees any business the first ever last mile T1 solution with 99.999% reliability. Hi-Vi T1+ is backed by Towerstream's leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) and is also offered in other markets including New York and Boston. The company plans to roll out additional cities in the coming months. "Guaranteed uptime is the cornerstone of our service and we pride ourselves in offering businesses a highly reliable wireless broadband connection that can be installed quickly and scaled just as easily," said Jeff Thompson, CEO of Towerstream. "With Hi-Vi T1+ we are offering Chicago businesses an added layer of assurance that their broadband service is fully supported and uninterrupted no matter what applications are running over it -- VoIP, video, or high capacity data." With High-Availability T1+ businesses are guaranteed to receive 99.999% availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Customers who purchase the Hi-Vi T1+ product are assured their service will have less than a minute of downtime per month. Any additional service interruptions will be covered under the terms of the SLA agreement and customers will be credited the appropriate amount pending on the length of the outage if one ever occurs Towerstream is able to offer the Hi-Vi T1+ by providing customers with two separate T1 connections, each pointing at different base stations around the city. By doing this, Towerstream provides true last mile redundancy to its customers in need of a reliable broadband service. This combined with Towerstream's redundant wireless ring architecture in the sky gives customers a complete wireless broadband solution. About Towerstream Towerstream is the leading fixed wireless service provider in the U.S., delivering high-speed Internet access to businesses. Founded in 2000, the company has the largest pre-WiMAX deployment serving such markets as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, the greater Boston, Providence and Newport, R.I. areas, and is aggressively expanding coverage throughout the country. The company was the first carrier selected to join the WiMAX Forum to assist leading vendors in establishing industry compliance with international broadband wireless access standards and cross-vendor interoperability. For more information on Towerstream, please visit their website at: