|KeyOn Introduces Google Apps Communications Tools to its Wireless Subscriber Base|
Omaha, NE., Sept. 29th, 2009 –
KeyOn Communications Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: KEYO), one of the largest providers of wireless broadband, satellite video and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services in the United States, announced today that it is bringing Google AppsTM Partner Edition to its wireless broadband subscribers. By offering Google Apps directly to its subscribers, KeyOn will provide direct access to Google's popular email and communications tools, such as Gmail which includes anti-spam and anti-virus protection, Google Docs collaboration tools, Google Calendar shared calendaring functionality, and Google Talk instant messaging which includes voice and video chat. |
Commenting on teaming with Google, Rory Erchul, Vice President, Marketing of KeyOn stated, "We are extremely excited to have this mutually beneficial relationship. With our subscribers' desire for advanced web-based tools, Google Apps represents a perfect complement to our robust broadband services. Google's consumer-friendly applications with their rich feature-sets are ideal for our growing rural customer base."
KeyOn subscribers will have the added benefit of accessing their KeyOn email, powered by Google, from any computer connected to the Internet. Google Apps is also available for iPhone and Blackberry devices giving customers increased mobility and productivity while on the go.
"We recognize that our core competency is providing broadband connectivity," continued Rory Erchul, "Google is a leader in creating an exciting and functional experience for Internet users. With the expected growth in our customer base through acquisitions and the proposed network expansion through our applications under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we believe that Google Apps will deliver a better experience due to improved webmail functionality and features, productivity and collaboration tools, and document and calendar sharing capabilities."
KeyOn will coordinate with IKANO Communications, Inc., in the migration process to Google Apps Partner Edition which is expected to be completed in under 60 days. IKANO provides migration and support services to service providers seeking to upgrade and outsource mail and related communication services.
George Naspo, CEO of IKANO commented, "IKANO is committed to bringing the latest communications services to rural markets. Our relationship with KeyOn and Google is an important milestone in the transformation of wireless service providers to deliver cloud based tools for businesses and consumers,"
About KeyOn Communications Holdings, Inc.
KeyOn Communications Holdings Inc. (OTC BB: KEYO), is one of the largest providers of wireless broadband, satellite and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services in the United States, primarily targeting underserved markets with populations generally less than 50,000. KeyOn offers broadband services with VoIP and satellite video services to both residential and business subscribers across 11 Western and Midwestern states. Through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, KeyOn has expanded its network footprint to reach approximately 50,000 square miles and cover nearly 2,500,000 people as well as small-to-medium businesses. Management intends to drive subscriber growth through additional acquisitions as well as organic growth across the company's expanding footprint by offering bundled services including broadband, video and VoIP and related valuable services such as the Bullseye Club. Through its participation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and its allocation of $7.2 billion for the deployment of broadband infrastructure, among other things, the company intends to build next-generation wireless broadband networks in and around its market footprint. More information on KeyOn can be found at www.keyon.com.
About IKANO Communications, Inc.
IKANO, founded in 1999, is a provider of IP solutions including email, Internet access, virtual private cloud hosting, billing and end user support. IKANO makes it easy for customers and service providers to maintain their unique brand while eliminating the hassle of maintaining servers, network contracts and call centers. IKANO provides Google Apps services and support for businesses and organizations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company has offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto. IKANO is backed by Insight Venture Partners and other investors. Companies interested in learning more about Google Apps Partner Edition with IKANO should contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (818) 350-2763, or visit http://partneredition.ikano.com.
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