LEAGUE CITY, Texas, May 13, 2003 — Eagle Broadband announced that it has signed an agreement with Media Fusion, a developer of Hybrid Powerline Communications (HPLC) technology, to combine their two technologies with the objective of driving the next-wave of broadband communications into homes and businesses across the United States.
Eagle Broadband and Media Fusion signed a Joint Marketing Agreement this week that set in place the foundation for an entirely new class of broadband offerings for homes and businesses. By combining Media Fusion’s HPLC technology with Eagle Broadband’s FTTH services and infrastructures, the two companies will be able to offer broadband services to customers currently stranded by their existing providers.
In addition, Eagle and Media Fusion’s new Ultra-High Speed (UHS) services will offer existing broadband customers features and services never before available with conventional access lines.
Media Fusion’s Founder and President Luke Stewart said, “By using power lines in a hybrid PLC configuration, we can go around the telephone lines and the cable lines and get right into the home or office without having to pull a foot of cable. After all, who wants another wire in their house?”
While there are literally hundreds of powerline communications trials currently being tested in homes and businesses around the world today, the Media Fusion and Eagle Broadband plan is the only one to employ an HPLC/fiber configuration. In this way, the two companies can use the best technologies in the places where they make the most sense. Finally, this innovative approach will let service providers do what they have wanted to do for years-move out of the home office and into the living room where the overall market is much larger.
About Media Fusion
Media Fusion, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a developer of Hybrid Powerline Communications (HPLC) technologies. HPLC combines powerline communications technologies with telephone lines, cable wires, and fiber-based communications in best-fits-best configuration.
This technology delivers Ultra High-Speed (UHS) services to homes and businesses and speeds them to market faster than previously possible. Media Fusion’s President and CEO developed the key methods and technical patent for electromagnetic communications over power lines (US Patent #5,982,276) and has served as chief scientist for a series of investigatory companies developing powerline communications technology, including a technique called Advanced Sub-Carrier Modulation (ASCM) and the Company’s current powerline communications approach EMRC(TM), a technique called Electro-resistive Magnetic Resonance Conversion. Further news updates on Media Fusion, its technologies and its services are available at www.speedwires.com
About Eagle Broadband
Eagle Broadband, Inc., and its subsidiaries are suppliers of broadband products, services and content. Eagle also has extensive “last mile” cable and fiber installation capabilities and provides complete IT business integration and enterprise management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. As a provider of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), Eagle provides residential communities with Bundled Digital Services (BDS(SM)) packages that include cable-style television over fiber, local and long-distance telephone service, high-speed broadband Internet connectivity and security monitoring services.
The company also markets structured wiring, home automation products, home theater entertainment centers, communication systems and security systems to homebuilders nationwide as well as to its contracted BDS communities. The company is headquartered in League City, Texas, south of Houston, near the NASA Johnson Space Center. Further news updates on Eagle Broadband, its products and services are available at www.eaglebroadband.com, www.broadbandmagic.com, www.atlanticpacific.com, www.etoolz.com and www.ucgi.com.