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Tri-State Broadband Strikes Agreement with Rodopi Software

Rural Customers Receive “Best-of-Breed” Broadband Services

Atlanta, GA, November 3, 2004 – Tri-State Broadband and Rodopi Software have signed an agreement that will raise the quality of service to rural broadband customers. “World-class service has always been our goal,” stated Tri-State President and CEO, Carl Peede. “We selected the Rodopi OSS platform in order to give our customers the same level of service that is available in larger, metropolitan markets.”

The agreement will result in state-of-the-art operational software being integrated with state-of-the-art high-speed wireless Internet technology. This will allow Tri-State customers in rural communities to manage their accounts via the Web. Customers can determine choice of features and services online at any time of the day or night without having to call for assistance. The Rodopi Easy OSS platform also provides Tri-State customers with enhanced subscriber security and extends Tri-State’s ability to offer wireless access for homeland security and emergency uses.

Rodopi Software is an industry leader in next generation operations support system (OSS) and back office automation software for IP service providers. Tri-State will utilize Rodopi’s Easy OSS Web-based platform to automate billing, provisioning and customer service in each market. “The agreement with Tri-State Broadband is a key step in leveraging our advanced technologies to serve the needs of these communities,” explained Todd D. Benjamin, Rodopi president and CEO. “Tri-State is ahead of the curve in deploying fixed-wireless services in rural areas of the country. We see this partnership as an opportunity to expand with Tri-State into these growing and yet underserved markets.”

About Rodopi Software
Rodopi Software is a global leader in the design of robust, 100% web-based automation and back office applications that provide comprehensive provisioning, billing, and automated customer care solutions to Internet service providers (ISPs), hosting service providers (HSPs), application service providers (ASPs), and Internet telephony (VoIP) providers. Rodopi’s cost-effective, easily configurable software solutions are designed to automate time-consuming customer acquisition, service activation, and ongoing support and management processes, enabling next generation service providers to achieve higher service levels and greater profitability by lowering overheadcosts and reducing the errors inherent in manual processes. For more information about Rodopi Software, please visit www.rodopi.com or call 858-410-6985.

About Tri-State Broadband, Inc.
Tri-State Broadband, Inc. was founded to introduce affordable (primarily wireless) high-speed broadband access and related services to small- and mid-sized cities and county governments throughout the United States. By offering broadband services, municipalities have the ability to attract new businesses and derive new sources of revenue while serving the individual needs of their constituents. For more information, visit www.trisbb.com or call (866) 638-8031.


Press Contact:

Suzanne Finch
Director of Marketing
sfinch@rodopi.com
858-731-1614
Elizabeth Zucco
Director of Marketing
Tri-State Broadband
(866) 638-8031

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