TransWorld News

PRESS RELEASE • TRANSWORLD NETWORK, CORP. ACQUIRES FAIRNET INTERNET & DIGITAL PHONE PROVIDER

Monticello, IN/Tampa, FL

—June 2, 2011
TransWorld Network Corp. (TWN), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Monticello, Indiana based Fairnet, an  Internet  service and  digital phone  provider  operated by a subsidiary of Carroll County REMC.   This acquisition will provide Fairnet customers with faster speeds and additional options for service, upgraded equipment and increased Internet coverage to all residents in the area served by Fairnet. TWN serves over 15,000 Internet subscribers and will be bringing significant scale to this acquisition.  Eric Wertz, General Manager for Fairnet will transition to a new role as Midwest Regional Manager for TWN.  Eric will be responsible for oversight of day to day operations for field services and construction, in addition to the implementation of marketing and growth initiatives for the Midwest region.  Randy Price,  Chief Executive Officer of Carroll County REMC stated “Carroll County has had a very successful relationship with TWN for over a decade, I am very happy that our Fairnet customers will now benefit from the technical expertise and financial strength TWN will bring to the Fairnet Network .”

Broadband Internet and digital phone services currently provided by TWN, are known as Wi-Powerâ.  This high-speed, fixed wireless Internet access is designed to serve customers in areas that are typically underserved by communication services.  As a result of this acquisition, consumers will receive improved system performance and more service options.   Colin Wood, CEO of TWN expressed, "This is a great opportunity to bring higher speeds, better service options and increased technical support to Fairnet customers.  We look forward to bringing additional value and increased coverage to the area."

Wi-Power users receive a high-speed connection to the Internet with available download speeds up to 5.0 Mbps for residential customers and customized service options for business customers. Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection or even local phone service.

Current Fairnet customers will begin receiving notification of the transition during the months of June and July.  There will be no service interruption for Fairnet customers during the transition.  Customers will begin seeing the Carroll County REMC & Wi-Power brands on their invoices and will be provided new contact information for sales and customer care at TWN. 

About Carroll County REMC/ Fairnet
Carroll County REMC is a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing electricity to more than 7,000 members over 965 miles of energized line. Located in northwestern Indiana, the cooperative's service territory covers Carroll County and parts of White, Cass, Tippecanoe, Clinton and Howard counties.
Fairnet, a subsidiary of Carroll County REMC, currently serves approximately 8,000 square miles in Indiana.

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with close to 100 electric cooperatives throughout the country to provide cooperative branded communications programs for their members. Product offerings include Internet & digital phone services, several forms of long distance service, and managed services for complex business accounts all branded on behalf of its’ electric cooperative partners.

Ami Rodriguez
TransWorld Network, Corp.
255 Pine Avenue North
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: 800-253-0665 x4722
arodriguez@twncorp.com

TWN Contact: Ami Rodriguez: 800-253-0665 x4722, arodriguez@twncorp.com
Carroll County REMC Contact: Peg Minnicus: 765-564-2057, peg@ccremc.com


PRESS RELEASE • Navopache Electric Cooperative and TransWorld Network now offer High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone Service to Eagar, Springerville & Alpine

Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ/Oldsmar, FL, OCTOBER 5, 2010
Navopache Electric Cooperative (NEC), in partnership with TransWorld Network, Corp. (TWN) now offers Wi-Power High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone service to residents and businesses in Eagar, Springerville and Alpine, Arizona.

Wi-Power High-Speed Internet is a fixed, wireless, line of sight Internet technology that gives customers download speeds of up to 5 Mbps with even higher speeds available for businesses.  Unlike other types of Internet technology like satellite or DSL, Wi-power is not subject to certain issues like rain fade, proximity to populated areas or interrupted download speeds due to latency.  Wi-Power Digital Phone service uses a high-speed Internet connection to make and receive local and long distance telephone calls.  This technology eliminates the need for a landline phone and offers the same great features as traditional phone service such as call waiting, call forwarding, voice mail and 911 services.   Bundled Internet and phone packages start at around $60 per month.

“Proven technology and ease of deployment make Wi-Power especially suitable for hard to reach, rural consumers that are typically underserved by broadband services. Our goal is to bring reliable, affordable Internet and phone services to all consumers who want them, regardless of their location”, says Ami Rodriguez, Director of Marketing & Business Development for TWN.

TWN plans to deploy service throughout Navopache Electric’s service territory during the coming year.  Updates will be provided by TWN and NEC as new areas are served.  “The availability of Internet service has been shown to correlate with higher income levels, and Navopache’s Mission Statement includes “strengthening the economy throughout our service area”, so this partnership fits our mission”, said David Plumb, Navopache’s Chief Executive Officer. 

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with close to 100 electric cooperatives throughout the country to provide co-branded communications programs for their members. Product offerings include High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone services, traditional long distance and toll-free services as well as related ISP support and content services.  For more information about Wi-Power Internet & Digital Phone Service, please call TWN at 1-877-892-2010 or visit www.wi-power.com.

About Navopache Electric Cooperative
Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc., (NEC), is a rural electric transmission and distribution cooperative formed in 1946 and headquartered in Lakeside, Arizona.  NEC provides service to over 40,000 members in its 10,000 square mile service territory covering parts of Navajo, Apache, Gila and Greenlee counties in east-central Arizona, and Catron County, New Mexico. 

Ami Rodriguez
TransWorld Network, Corp.
255 Pine Ave. N
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: 800-253-0665
arodriguez@twncorp.com


PRESS RELEASE • Wi-Power High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone Service Now Available in Deming, NM

DEMING, NM—May 19, 2010
TransWorld Network Corp. (TWN), in partnership with AZNEX Cooperative Services is pleased to announce that Wi-Power® High-Speed Internet service is now available in Deming, New Mexico.

Wi-Power is high-speed, wireless Internet access designed for customers in areas that are typically underserved by communication services.   Almost 8,000 customers throughout Arizona and New Mexico currently subscribe to Wi-Power High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone through TWN and AZNEX Cooperative Services.   Deming is the latest service deployment area for the company whose New Mexico expansion plans also include Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences later this year. 

Ami Rodriguez, Director of Marketing & Business Development for TWN says, “TWN and AZNEX Cooperative Services are truly excited about our expansion into Deming.  Our goal is to bring reliable, affordable broadband access to residents and businesses in the areas we serve.  We are happy to now be able to provide these services to the people of Deming.”

Wi-Power users receive a high-speed connection to the Internet with available download speeds up to 5.0 Mbps for residential customers.  Wi-Power users connect to the Internet using an antenna and a modem located at their business or residence.  The antenna, mounted outside of the home or business,  sends a wireless signal to TWN’s equipment located nearby. Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection or even local phone service.   Digital Phone service, also known as VoIP is also available through AZNEX Cooperative Services.  Digital Phone service allows customers to make and receive unlimited local and long distance calls using their Internet connection instead of a traditional phone line.  Wi-Power Internet and Digital Phone services are available separately or can be bundled for less than $60.00 per month.  “In the current economy, consumers are constantly seeking ways to save money.  Our bundled Internet and Phone service offering can save customers between $40 and $50 each month – that’s a significant dollar amount that can be put toward other rising household expenses.” states Ami Rodriguez.

About AZNEX Cooperative Services / Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative
AZNEX Cooperative Services is a subsidiary of Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative (DVEC) offering additional products and services to cooperative members and surrounding areas.
DVEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Incorporated in 1947, DVEC provides electric power to approximately 2,500 homes, farms, ranches, schools and businesses in southern Greenlee County in Arizona, as well as parts of Grant and Hidalgo Counties in New Mexico.

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with close to 100 electric cooperatives throughout the country to provide cooperative branded communications programs for their members. Product offerings include High-Speed Internet  & Digital Phone services, traditional long distance and toll-free services as well as related ISP support and content services -  all branded on behalf of its’ electric cooperative partners.

Ami Rodriguez
TransWorld Network, Corp.
6800 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 800-253-0665
arodriguez@twncorp.com


PRESS RELEASE • AZNEX Cooperative Services & TransWorld Network Expand High-Speed Internet Coverage in the Silver City, NM Area

Silver City, NM/TAMPA, FL—November 6, 2009
TransWorld Network Corp. (TWN), in partnership with AZNEX Cooperative Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Signal Peak, Inc., a local Internet Service Provider based in the Silver City area.   This acquisition will provide former Signal Peak Internet customers with upgraded equipment and additional options for service as well as offer all residents of Silver City an increased Internet coverage area.   Chip Morrish, former General Manager of Signal Peak has joined TWN and will assist in the transition of customers to the new system.  According to Chip, “Wi-Power’s speed and reliability will greatly improve the former Signal Peak customer’s experience.”

The Internet service, provided by TWN, is called Wi-Powerâ.  Wi-Power is high-speed, wireless Internet access designed to serve customers in areas that are typically underserved by communication services.   Almost 7,000 customers throughout Arizona and New Mexico currently have High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone service through TWN.   TWN will complete most of the conversion of former Signal Peak customers to TWN’s Wi-Power network facilities by the end of the year.  As a result, consumers will receive improved system performance and more service options.   Colin Wood, CEO of TWN expressed, "This is a great opportunity to bring higher speeds, better service options and 24 hour technical support to Signal Peak customers.  We look forward to bringing additional value and increased coverage to the Silver City area."

Wi-Power users receive a high-speed connection to the Internet with available download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps for residential customers and 3.0 Mbps for business customers. Wi-Power users connect to the Internet using an antenna and a modem located at their business or residence that sends a wireless signal to TWN’s equipment located nearby. Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection or even local phone service. TWN will also provide installation, billing and customer service support to AZNEX Internet customers.

 About AZNEX Cooperative Services / Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative
AZNEX Cooperative Services is a subsidiary of Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative (DVEC) offering additional products and services to cooperative members and surrounding areas.  DVEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Incorporated in 1947, DVEC provides electric power to approximately 2,500 homes, farms, ranches, schools and businesses in southern Greenlee County in Arizona, as well as parts of Grant and Hidalgo Counties in New Mexico.

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with over 115 electric cooperatives throughout the country, including SSVEC, Duncan Valley, TRICO and Navopache Electric Cooperatives in Arizona, to provide cooperative branded communications programs for their members. Product offerings include several forms of Long Distance service, Internet service and related ISP support and content services all branded on behalf of its’ electric cooperative partners.

Ami Rodriguez
TransWorld Network, Corp.
6800 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 800-253-0665 x2722
arodriguez@twncorp.com


PRESS RELEASE • Navopache Electric Cooperative and TWN Form Partnership to Provide High-Speed Internet and Digital Phone Program to Members

PINETOP-LAKESIDE, AZ/TAMPA, FL—October 1, 2009
Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEC) has entered into a partnership agreement with TransWorld Network, Corp. (TWN) to provide high-speed Internet access and Digital Phone service to  NEC customers in Arizona and New Mexico.   Navopache serves over 40,000 consumers in the area for electricity and will now offer communication services as well.  “Research shows that availability of Internet services has a positive correlation with income levels, but many of our members live in areas where Internet service is not currently available.  Our partnership with TWN will make that service available to our members,” notes David Plumb, Navopache CEO.

The Internet and Digital Phone service, provided by TWN, are both offered under the brand name, Wi-Power®.  Wi-Power Internet is high-speed, wireless Internet access that uses technology designed to serve customers who are limited by high-speed choices in their area.  Users connect to the Internet through an antenna and a modem located at their business or residence.  The antenna sends a wireless signal to TWN’s equipment located nearby.  Wi-Power Digital Phone service allows customers to make local and long distance calls over their Internet connection at a fraction of the cost they are currently paying with a traditional phone provider.  “If a customer chooses a 512k Internet plan and bundles it with digital phone service, their monthly charges for Internet access and unlimited local and long distance calls are less than $60.00.  That’s a significant cost savings for customers, especially during a time when everyone is trying to reduce expenses”, states Ami Rodriguez, TWN Marketing Manager. 

Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection or even local phone service. TWN will also provide back-office support for the program which includes customer installation, billing and customer service support to Navopache’s Wi-Power customers.  Colin Wood, CEO of TWN stated, “Navopache Electric Cooperative will now be able to provide their members with High Speed Internet services as well as Digital Phone Services at a fraction of the current cost by leveraging TWN’s network footprint that now will increase to over 40,000 square miles of coverage in Arizona and New Mexico”.

About Navopache Electric Cooperative
Navopache Electric serves 40,045 consumers living in Apache, Greenlee, Gila and Navajo, Counties in Arizona; and Catron County in New Mexico.  The company owns 3,198 miles of distribution line and is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative.

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN partners with electric cooperatives throughout the country. Cooperative branded services in Arizona and New Mexico are currently provided in partnership with Sulphur Springs Valley, TRICO and Duncan Electric Cooperatives.

Contact:
David Plumb
Navopache Electric Cooperative
1878 W. White Mountain Blvd
Lakeside, AZ 85929
928-368-1209
dplumb@navopache.org

Ami Rodriguez
TransWorld Network, Corp.
6800 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
800-253-0665 x2722
arodriguez@twncorp.com


PRESS RELEASE - TWN Offers Wi-Power Digital Phone Service to Consumers in Arizona and New Mexico

Arizona/NEW MEXICO – MAY 4th, 2009
TransWorld Network, Corp. (TWN) in partnership with Southeastern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico Electric Cooperatives now offers Digital Phone service as part of their broadband product offering.

Wi-Power Digital Phone service, commonly known as VoIP, (Voice over Internet Protocol) uses a high-speed Internet connection to make and receive telephone calls instead of traditional copper phone lines.  This technology eliminates the need for consumers to keep a traditional landline telephone.   “Many of our rural consumers have limited access to cellular phone service.  Land line services are expensive and frequently suffer quality related issues.  This product offers significant savings to our subscribers” says Colin Wood, CEO of TWN. 

Customers who bundle phone service with their Wi-Power High-Speed Internet will be able to make unlimited local and long distance calls in the lower 48 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for as low as $19.95 per month. Over 6,000 consumers in Arizona and New Mexico use Wi-Power for their Internet connection and now have the option to add local and long distance phone service.  Jack Blair, Chief Member Services Officer for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative says, “I was part of the trial period for this product; my experience and the feedback I got from other co-op members was great.  The service is reliable and offers the same features as my traditional phone like 911, Caller ID and Call Forwarding.    Best of all, Wi-Power Digital Phone costs less than typical phone service - we are pleased to bring our members additional value through this new offering.”

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with over 115 rural electric cooperatives throughout the country to provide cooperative branded communications programs for their members.  Product offerings include:  Internet access, digital phone service and several forms of long distance services - all branded on behalf of its’ rural electric cooperative partners.

For more information about Wi-Power and TransWorld Network, Corp. contact:
Ami Rodriguez, Manager – Marketing & Channel Support
877-877-6861
www.twncorp.com
www.wi-power.com/digitalphone.html


PRESS RELEASE - AZNEX Cooperative Services and TWN Form Partnership to Expand High-Speed Internet Program

DUNCAN, AZ/TAMPA, FL—June 17, 2008
Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DVEC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, AZNEX Cooperative Services, have entered into a partnership agreement with TransWorld Network, Corp. (TWN) to provide high-speed Internet access to customers in Arizona and New Mexico.

The Internet service, provided by TWN, is called Wi-Power®. Wi-Power is high-speed wireless Internet access designed to serve customers throughout Southeastern Arizona, as well as parts of Southwestern New Mexico.  Almost 2,000 customers currently have high-speed Internet access through AZNEX and TWN will work with AZNEX to migrate these customers to TWN’s Wi-Power network facilities.  As a result, consumers will receive improved system performance and more service options. Jack Shilling, CEO of DVEC expressed, "This partnership is a great opportunity for AZNEX to bring higher speeds and 24 hour technical support to its subscribers.  We look forward to TWN bringing additional value to our Internet community." Colin Wood, CEO of TWN stated, “Wi-Power will improve the broadband experience for AZNEX customers.  TWN is pleased to be partnering with AZNEX to bring additional service value to consumers.”

Wi-Power users receive a high-speed connection to the Internet with available download speeds starting at 384 Kbps going up to 1.5 Mbps for residential customers.  Wi-Power users connect to the Internet using an antenna and a modem located at their business or residence that sends a wireless signal to TWN’s equipment located nearby.  Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection or even local phone service. TWN will also provide installation, billing and customer service support to AZNEX Internet customers.

About Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative / AZNEX Cooperative Services
Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative (DVEC) is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Incorporated in 1947, DVEC provides electric power to approximately 2,500 homes, farms, ranches, schools and businesses in southern Greenlee County in Arizona, as well as parts of Grant and Hidalgo Counties in New Mexico. AZNEX Cooperative Services is a subsidiary of DVEC offering additional products and services to cooperative members and surrounding areas.

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with over 115 electric cooperatives throughout the country, including SSVEC and TRICO Electric Cooperatives in Arizona, to provide cooperative branded communications programs for their members.  Product offerings include several forms of Long Distance service, Internet service and related ISP support services all branded on behalf of its’ electric cooperative partners.

Contact:
Steven Lunt
AZNEX Cooperative Services
P.O. Box 440
Duncan, AZ 85534-0440
Phone: 928-359-2503
stevel@dvec.org

Ami Rodriguez
TransWorld Network, Corp.
6800 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 800-253-0665 x2722
arodriguez@twncorp.com


PRESS RELEASE • TRICO Electric Cooperative Partners with TransWorld Network, Corp. to offer Wireless Broadband Internet to Consumers

MARANA, AZ/TAMPA, FL — January 8, 2007
TRICO Electric Cooperative, Inc. has entered into a partnership agreement with TransWorld Network, Corp. (TWN) to provide TRICO members with high speed fixed wireless broadband Internet access.

The Internet service provided by TWN, called Wi-Power®, is secure, high-speed wireless access and the next generation of connectivity for residential and business customers. Wi-Power provides a true high-speed wireless connection to the Internet and is designed to reach areas currently underserved by communication providers. Customers are able to connect to the Internet using an antenna and a modem located at their business or residence. Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection, or even local phone service. “Consumers are seeking broadband services to fulfill business and personal needs. The challenges of providing members with affordable, reliable broadband services in TRICO’s service area will be met by combining access initiatives which TRICO has undertaken along with TWN’s technical and service expertise” Colin Wood, CEO of TWN stated.

TRICO currently offers dial-up Internet access and long distance service through TWN. The companies will work together to introduce existing customers to the new high-speed offering as well as attract new customers to the service through joint marketing efforts. Initially, Wi-Power will service the immediate Marana area, but will be available to adjacent communities as the network expands. TransWorld Network will also provide billing and customer service support to TRICO Internet and long distance customers. “TRICO serves its fast growing base of members with reliable affordable electric power and certain value added services. We are pleased to be able to work with TWN to extend broadband services to our members as well as consumers adjacent to our service territory” Marsha Johnson, Manager, Marketing & Services of TRICO stated.

About TransWorld Network, Corp.
TWN currently partners with over 115 rural electric cooperatives throughout the country to provide cooperative branded communications programs for their members. Product offerings include several forms of Long Distance service, Internet access and related ISP support services all branded on behalf of its rural electric cooperative partners.

About TRICO Electric Cooperative
TRICO Electric Cooperative is a member owned electric distribution cooperative. Established in 1945, TRICO provides electric power to approximately 36,000 homes and businesses in parts of rural and suburban Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties.

For more information about Wi-Power and TransWorld Network, Corp.:
Ami Rodriguez, Manager, Marketing & Channel Support
813-890-2722
arodriguez@twncorp.com
www.twncorp.com
www.wi-power.com

For more information about TRICO Electric Cooperative:
Marsha Johnson, Manager, Marketing & Services
520-744-2944
www.trico.coop


PRESS RELEASE • SSVEC Enters Agreement with TransWorld Network, Corp. to Offer Wireless Broadband Internet

WILCOX, AZ/TAMPA, FL—April 8, 2005
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SSVEC) has entered into a business agreement with TransWorld Network, Corp. (TWN) to provide SSVEC members with next generation, high-speed, fixed wireless broadband Internet access.

At the present time, more than 400 SSVEC members have high speed Internet access through SSVEC’s Bright Connect program. Jack Blair, Chief Marketing Officer for SSVEC stated, “This business arrangement will benefit these existing customers and new ones through improved system performance along with lower prices.” He continued, “TWN partners with more than 115 electric cooperatives nationwide to provide Internet and long distance services. As a result, TWN can offer 256 Kbps service for just $39.95 per month.”

The high-speed Internet service provided by TWN, called Wi-Power®, is designed to reach underserved, rural areas. Wi-Power® is the next generation of connectivity for rural residential and business customers offering Wi-Max compliant features. Wi-Power users receive a wireless connection to the Internet with speeds starting at 256 Kbps. “The Wi-Max standard embodied by Wi-Power will greatly improve the broadband experience for SSVEC’s members,” Colin Wood,

CEO of TWN, stated. “TWN is pleased to be in this business arrangement with a successful provider such as SSVEC to deploy the new Wi-Power service.”

Blair also emphasized the benefit of a toll-free number for customers to contact a help desk. He added, “ Sierra Vista will see equipment upgrades starting in the next month or so.”

TWN will work with SSVEC to transfer the cooperative’s Bright Connect customers to TransWorld’s Wi-Power facilities. TransWorld Network will also provide billing and customer service support to SSVEC Internet customers. TWN currently provides branded communications programs for electric cooperatives across the nation. Product offerings include long distance service, Internet access and related ISP support services all branded on behalf of TWN’s rural electric cooperative partners.

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Incorporated in 1938, SSVEC provides electric power to approximately 40,000 homes, farms, ranches schools and businesses in most of Cochise County and portions of Santa Cruz , Pima and Graham counties.

For more information about Wi-Power or TransWorld Network, Corp. contact:
Ami Rodriguez
813-890-2722 or
arodriguez@epowerc.com

For more information about Bright Connect or SSVEC contact:
Wayne E. Crane
520-384-5510
waynec@ssvec.com