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4,100 U.S. Troops in Iraq Email Loved Ones for Free on July 4th

August 4, 2008

To honor U.S. troops based in Iraq, U.S.-based Single Digits and Arkel International removed broadband access fees at each CamoCafe on July 4th. Eager troops took advantage of the free service and stormed the cafes’ 80 desktop PCs and wireless connectivity to communicate with friends and family — doubling normal usage to 4,100 log-ins.

Announced on July 2nd (see Single Digits’ news release, “Troops In Iraq E-Mail Loved Ones For Free On The 4th Of July”), Single Digits and Arkel waived the hourly broadband fee for 15,000 U.S. troops. The Internet cafes were introduced as a form of “entertainment” for the troops during their off-duty hours. For a low hourly or monthly fee, service members may use the cafes’ PCs or utilize their personal laptops to access broadband services such as emails, sending photos, Internet surfing, etc.

“We’re elated that more than 4,000 of our U.S. troops based in Iraq used the free wireless access to connect with family and loved ones around the world on such a celebratory day as July 4th,” said Bob Goldstein, founder and CEO, Single Digits.

Single Digits provides the cafes with broadband networking equipment, 24/7 connectivity support, hotspot management and authentication solutions to facilitate web-based communications from U.S. troops in Iraq. Arkel underwrites the cost of each Internet cafe, billed at over half a million dollars per cafe, with no U.S. government funds used.

About Single Digits, Inc.

Single Digits, Inc. is the preeminent provider of business-class wireless hotspot management software and hosting solutions enabling full service, customized Wi-Fi access for businesses of all sizes. Single Digits’ hotspot software enables companies to deliver their own brand of Wi-Fi service to their customers, meeting the growing demand for mobile, high-speed Internet access. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, Single Digits has operations in North America, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit: www.singledigits.com.

About Arkel International

Arkel International (www.arkel.com) is a full service design, engineer, construct, own-operate, and maintenance company that provides key services needed to establish business in remote and hostile places offering 50 years of international experience. Arkel International manages lean and delivers strong employing a speed of process that allows the development and delivery of responses.

 For More Information: BridgeView Marketing (For Single Digits): Jackie Abramian 617-584-2580 Jackie@bridgeviewmarketing.com

SOURCE: Single Digits




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