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STAR CHOICE CHOOSES FOXCOM'S SDTV FOR CANADIAN MDU.

Star Choice, Canada's leading direct-to-home (DTH) digital satellite service provider, will connect tens of thousands of MDU (Multiple Dwelling Units) subscribers in Canada using Foxcom's SDTV fiber optic distribution system. The Foxcom-Star Choice deal is valued at $2 to 3 million over the next 12 months.

Foxcom is the industry leader in broadband communication infrastructure for MDUs. SDTV(tm) is the first fiberoptic distribution system which simultaneously delivers DBS, local off-air TV, Cable and high speed Internet services. Service providers deploying SDTV(tm) can now capture the MDU market by offering multiple services to their subscribers.

"Star Choice is excited about offering its customers a single pipeline into the home, which will provide a number of different services, including satellite television", said Doug Harvey, director of Communication Services, Star Choice. "We are confident that this high capacity distribution system offers the MDU market the highest quality available today".

"We are proud that Star Choice has joined other leading providers using SDTV(tm). Partners such as SouthWest Bell (SBC), Primestar, Cyberstar and many others, have established SDTV(tm) as the market leader for distributing DBS in large MDU's throughout North America" said Mor Allon, vice president of Business Development at Foxcom.

The SDTV(tm) system will be supplied in Canada through WSNet Technology Group. WSNet is a leading distributor to the Private Cable Industry. Their services include, marketing support, toll-free technical support, engineering and equipment consultation and system design.

About SDTV(tm)

SDTV(tm) (Satellite Distribution Television) is the fiber optic distribution system for delivering communication services within buildings. SDTV(tm) can simultaneously deliver several profit-generating information and entertainment services to apartments and offices. These services include DBS, local off-air TV, Cable or SMATV, Security, Data, and high-bandwidth Internet services. The unique SDTV(tm) solution economically delivers up to 2 GHz of bandwidth to the end user.

About Foxcom

Foxcom designs, manufactures and markets high capacity broadband communication equipment serving the MDU market. As pioneers of high performance, yet cost effective fiberoptic solutions, Foxcom supplies the satellite industry with breakthrough technology enabling high bandwidth connectivity for multiple services.

About Star Choice

Star Choice Communications Inc., provides DTH services to residences and businesses across Canada and up linking services to Canadian programmers. Its DTH service is available from over 4,000 retailers coast-to-coast. Star Choice trades on the Vancouver Stock Exchange (VSE trading symbol STC). The Star Choice Web Site is accessible at www.starchoice.com.

For more information on Foxcom visit the company website at www.foxcom.com

For more information, call 416-977-4548.

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