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AnchorFree Wireless Experiences 250% Growth in Its San Francisco Free Wi-Fi Hotzones; AnchorFree Submits RFI to Expand Its Wireless Access to All of San Francisco.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- AnchorFree Wireless Inc. today announced that its subscriber base in its five San Francisco Wi-Fi Hotzones (Cow Hollow, The Castro, Marina District, Pacific Heights and Union Square) has grown 250% in the last 5 months making it the largest provider of free wireless Internet access in San Francisco. AnchorFree first launched its service in February of 2005 by blanketing the commercial portion of Chestnut Street in San Francisco with free 54 Megabit (802.11G) Wi-Fi Internet access. Thousands of individual San Franciscans and businesses have already benefited from free wireless Internet access outside of their homes and offices.

On August 16, 2005, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom issued a request for information (RFI) on the possibility of blanketing the entire city of San Francisco with free wireless Internet access. On Friday, September 30th, AnchorFree answered Mayor Newsom's request by submitting the necessary RFI paperwork to the City of San Francisco, proposing to expand its existing wireless Internet access service to all of San Francisco.

"AnchorFree Wireless has gotten to know the unique neighborhoods and the wireless needs of San Franciscans and as a result we are experiencing impressive growth of our service," offered David Gorodyansky, President, AnchorFree Wireless. "AnchorFree looks forward to continuing to serve its users as well as working with the Mayor's office and other vendors to serve all of San Francisco with free wireless access."

About AnchorFree Wireless

Sunnyvale, CA based AnchorFree was founded in 2003 with the vision to move beyond the paid wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access model and provide consumers with free widespread Internet access. Today, AnchorFree provides free Wi-Fi access indoors and outdoors in San Francisco and Palo Alto in popular commercial shopping districts. Consumers have access to 6 Wi-Fi Hotzones that include over 400 restaurants, shops and cafes. For more information: http://www.anchorfree.com.
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