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NeoReach Wireless to Provide Metro-Wide Wireless Network For City

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MobilePro Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: MOBL - News), a wireless technology and broadband telecommunications company, announced today that the city of Cuyahoga Falls has chosen its NeoReach Wireless division to design, deploy and operate a metro-wide wireless network, pending final review and approval of a pilot network by the city council.

The pilot network will encompass a portion of downtown, including Falls River Square, the Natatorium, the conference center and city hall. Wireless Internet access will be available in these areas on a fixed and mobile basis to residents, businesses, students and visitors. NeoReach plans to grow the network to cover all 28 square miles of the city in future phases. Once complete, the network will allow for roaming capability between Cuyahoga Falls and the recently announced network that NeoReach is deploying in the neighboring city of Akron.

The multi-spectrum (Wi-Fi, WiMAX), multi-radio mesh network will enable a range of free and fee-based services and provide secure high-speed access to data, voice and video throughout the coverage area. Subscription services will be offered on an annual, monthly, daily and hourly basis and will allow access to multiple Internet service providers (ISPs).

Mayor Don Robart said, "We are excited about the relationship with NeoReach, which will bring wireless technology to our city. We pride ourselves on keeping up with the demand for technology, and this represents our commitment to keep pace with technological advances to improve city services. This project began over a year ago, and it is exciting to see it actually happen."

John Konich, manager of Information Systems for Cuyahoga Falls, added, "This is the result of a year-long search for a cost-effective solution to providing wireless access in Cuyahoga Falls. This is a win-win situation for the residents. They will get improved city services as well as an alternative Internet connection."

Subscribers will be able to access the wireless network from anywhere in the coverage area at any time. All Wi-Fi-enabled devices will have free access to the network landing page. Users will automatically be directed to the network landing page, which will contain information about the service and instructions on how to connect. Visitors will be able to navigate the city of Cuyahoga Falls website and certain other selected websites at any time, without limitation or cost.

Martin Levetin, vice president of NeoReach Wireless, said, "NeoReach is pleased to be working in partnership with the city of Cuyahoga Falls to support its wireless initiative. We look forward to taking the city to the next level of technological advancement by increasing the benefits and economic development our network will bring to the residents, businesses, guests and municipality of Cuyahoga Falls."

About Cuyahoga Falls

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is the second largest city in Summit County with a population of approximately 50,000. Cuyahoga Falls is an award-winning community that recently became the first city to receive the "Most Friendly City Growth Award" from the Smart Growth Association of Northeast Ohio. The city values leading-edge opportunities and growth. In 2004, the city constructed a 130,000-square-foot, $26 million Natatorium for its residents. Cuyahoga Falls is well known for its superior services including fast and efficient snow removal, low utility rates and a top financial bond rating of Aa3, which places the city in the top 13% of all governments in Ohio. Also in 2004, the city received the American Public Power Association's prestigious "Energy Innovator Award." The Mayor's 2004 eGovernment Initiative (known as Cuyahoga Falls Online) is continually evolving to centralize access to important governmental services. For more information, visit .

About NeoReach Wireless

NeoReach Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of MobilePro Corp., is a wireless technology and broadband telecommunications company focused on the deployment of wide-area Wi-Fi and pre-WiMAX networks. NeoReach owns and operates these networks in conjunction with joint partnerships with government municipalities and private-sector relationships. For more information on NeoReach Wireless, visit or contact Karrie Rockwell at (480) 736-2926.

About MobilePro Corp.

MobilePro Corp. is one of North America's leading wireless broadband companies, serving over 20,000 wireless broadband customers through its subsidiaries NeoReach Wireless and Kite Broadband. The company, based in Bethesda, Md., is focused on creating shareholder value by acquiring and growing profitable telecommunications companies, developing innovative wireless technologies and forging strategic alliances with well-positioned companies in complementary product lines and industries. MobilePro serves over 200,000 total customers throughout the United States, primarily through its CloseCall America, American Fiber Network, Kite Broadband and Nationwide Internet subsidiaries.

An investment profile about MobilePro Corp. may be found online at .

For more information regarding MobilePro, contact MobilePro CEO Jay Wright at (301) 315-9040, e-mail: . For investor relations information regarding MobilePro, contact Frank Hawkins or Julie Marshall, Hawk Associates, at (305) 451-1888, e-mail: . Detailed information about MobilePro can be found at . An online investor relations kit including copies of MobilePro press releases, current price quotes, stock charts and other valuable information for investors may be found at and .

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