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Multiband Announces Business Solutions Group


Contact: Michael Sherman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel. 662-893-8360
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861

Multiband Announces Business Solutions Group,
To Take Business Technology Services To The Next Level

Expands The Business Solutions Management Team,
By Choosing Myrna Hoekstra As It’s New President

New Hope, Minnesota, August 16, 2004. Multiband (NASDAQ: MBND–News) today announced the opening of the first of two new business units, Multiband Business Solutions. Multiband recognized that companies requiring the latest in voice, data and video communications systems and technology don’t have the inclination or capital to completely replace their technology infrastructure every three years. These companies are looking for ways to maximize their investment in equipment and technology, while keeping present systems in place longer and reevaluating additions to their networks.

“We believe they are looking for a partner, one that offers unbiased recommendations and designs for telecommunications and computer systems to fit their specific needs. Multiband’s commitment to this partnership approach to business technology needs, required that we concentrate on offering business clients a fresh perspective and a dedication to continued innovation, which led to the formation of the Multiband’s Business Solutions Group” said James Mandel, CEO of Multiband.

Mr. Mandel continued “We chose Myrna Hoekstra as President of Multiband’s Business Solutions Group, in order to bring strong and experienced leadership to this new business Group”. Ms. Hoekstra said “I am committed to Multiband providing information technology consulting to commercial and institutional clients of all sizes, independent of manufacturer or vendor influence and to supplying the products and services to implement the recommended solutions”.

Since 1981, Multiband, formerly Corporate Technologies, has provided products and services to the business community. “By creating this Group, Multiband renews its focus and commitment to this very important market by providing professional services and products, with emphasis on security and surveillance, mobility, support, communications and infrastructure solutions. In addition to the enterprise market, Multiband has a new focus on the small and medium sized businesses that are virtually neglected in our area” said Ms. Hoekstra. Multiband also offers system integration, training and related communication sales and support activities including a full range of maintenance for commercial, professional and institutional clients in Minnesota and North Dakota. Multiband’s proprietary processes and procedures, developed over the last quarter century, bring Multiband clients the maximum return on every technology dollar invested.

Ms. Hoekstra is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising & Retailing. Her career includes work at Microsoft (formerly Great Plains Software), Corporate Technologies, and RDO Equipment Co. where she served as Vice President of Training and Communications. She returned to Corporate Technologies, now Multiband Business Solutions, in 2001.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Myrna Hoekstra or Jim Mandel, please call Michael Sherman at 662-893-8360 or send an email to

About Multiband Corporation

Multiband Corporation (NASDAQ:MBND), formerly Vicom, Incorporated, formed in 1975, provides voice, data and video systems and services to business and government clients, and to multiple dwelling units (MDUs), including apartment buildings and time share resorts. The Company’s products and services are sold to clients located throughout the United States. The Company has two operating Groups, Multiband Business Solutions and Multiband Subscriber Services, which encompasses the wholly owned subsidiary corporations, Multiband USA, Inc. and URON, Inc.

In July 2004, the Company acquired Rainbow Satellite LLC, a private cable operator. Rainbow, with locations throughout the United States, has subscriber concentrations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Florida and New York. In August of 2004, Multiband acquired assets from 21st Century Satellite LLC, adding 23 upscale RV and Mobile Home Parks to its portfolio and raising it’s owned and serviced subscriber base to over 70,000. Multiband has offices in Fargo, Minneapolis, Rochester, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, and Tampa with satellite facilities through subcontractors in St. Louis, Dallas, and New York. For additional information, please go to

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Multiband Business Solutions

Multiband provides a full range of voice, data and video communications systems and service to more than 2000 clients, system integration, training and related communication sales and support activities for commercial, professional and institutional clients, most of which are located in Minnesota and North Dakota. Multiband partners with Hewlett Packard Co, Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft, Citrix Systems Inc., Veritas Software Corp., Nortel Networks, Tadiran Telecommunications, Inc., Iwatsu America, NEC America, Inc., Nortel Networks Corp. and other manufacturers of communications and electronic products and equipment. Multiband uses these products to design telecommunications and computer systems to fit its clients’ specific needs and demands.

Products sold by Multiband include Voice over IP (VoIP), Private Branch Exchange (PBX), telephone systems, hubs and routers used as interconnection devices in computer networks, personal computers, desktop video-conferencing units and the wire and cable products required to make all the other aforementioned products integrate and operate as necessary. Multiband is authorized for depot and on site warranty repair for many manufacturers, including Apple Computers, Hewlett Packard Co., Xerox Corp., Sun Microsystems, Inc., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and Okidata Corp.

Multiband Subscriber Services

Multiband Subscriber Services is an exclusive DIRECTV Master System Operator and one of the largest providers of DIRECTV Services to apartments, lodging, hospitality locations, restaurants and timeshare resorts in the United States. Multiband Subscriber Services addresses the MDU (Multi Dwelling Unit) market, satisfying MDU property owners and managers by delivering solutions to deal with satisfying residents who desire satellite television service without visually unattractive installation or presenting a structural/maintenance problem and providing competitive access for local and long distance telephone, DIRECTV and Internet services. Multiband also provides the consumer with several benefits, including lower cost for service. In addition, Multiband provides DIRECTV, multiple feature local phone services such as call waiting, call forwarding and three-way calling, better than industry average response times, one number for billing and service needs, one bill for local, long distance, DIRECTV and Internet. The company currently operates nation wide.

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