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July 18, 2005


WHEATLAND (IOWA) F&B Communications now offers satellite-delivered broadband Internet access to Cedar, Clinton, Jackson and Scott counties as a distributor of WildBlue service.

With access speeds that can be comparable to DSL and cable modem services, WildBlue allows users to retrieve information and access rich content that is not available through dial-up modems. It provides a continuous online connection, so subscribers don’t tie up phone lines, and the faster speeds save users time and businesses money.

“F&B Communications is excited to provide the first broadband offering that not only reaches Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt, Maquoketa, Tipton and surrounding communities, but also residents in the most rural parts of our serving area,” said Aaron Horman, marketing manager.

A demonstration of the new WildBlue service will be available at the upcoming Clinton County Fair and Club Show in DeWitt in the Commercial Exhibits Building Sunday, July 24 to Wednesday, July 27. Representatives will be on hand to demonstrate WildBlue and answer questions.

“With WildBlue, F&B Communications will provide broadband access that is affordable, which will allow businesses to operate more efficiently and enhance educational opportunities through access to a greater variety of information," said Horman.

We are a proud member of this community and are pleased to offer satellite-delivered broadband in addition to the telephone, video, data and wireless services that we have brought residents in eastern Clinton and western Cedar County for more than 80 years, said Ken Laursen, general manager.

F&B Communications is offering several service packages to accommodate various user needs, including a residential service that has a retail price starting at $49.95 per month and a small office/home office package that has a retail price starting at $69.95 per month. F&B Communications is providing consumers the WildBlue satellite broadband equipment and professional installation for a market-leading low price of $299.00 upfront. This is a savings of $179.95 over the nationally advertised installation. Equipment rental options are also available.

Anyone interested in the power of satellite-delivered broadband should contact F&B Communications at 1-888-866-6545 or stop by the office at 103 Main Street North, Wheatland, Iowa.

WildBlue uses a 26-inch satellite minidish for two-way satellite connectivity to the Internet. WildBlue does not require cable or phone lines. It is accessible to virtually every home and small business in the continental United States.

About F&B Communications
F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications provider offering telephone, long distance, digital video, dial-up Internet, high-speed DSL Internet and wireless PCS services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges and surrounding areas. To learn more about F&B Communications, visit http://www.fbc-tele.com.

About WildBlue
Denver-based WildBlue Communications, Inc. was established to accelerate consumer broadband access to the Internet in smaller cities and throughout rural America. WildBlue's services are designed to deliver on consumer desires for a fast, affordable, always-on two-way technology for wireless Internet access. Service began in June 2005, with nationwide availability expected by the end of the third quarter 2005. More information on the company is available at www.wildblue.com.

For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Marketing Manager, 563-374-1236


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