4,100 U.S. Troops in Iraq Email Loved Ones for Free on July 4th
Single Digits and Arkel International Serve Up Free Broadband Services From the CamoCafés
MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - To honor U.S. troops based in Iraq,
U.S.-based Single Digits and Arkel International removed broadband access
fees at each
CamoCafé on July 4th. Eager troops took advantage of the free service and
stormed the cafés' 80 desktop PCs and wireless connectivity to communicate
with friends and family -- doubling normal usage to 4,100 log-ins.
Announced on July 2nd (see Single Digits' news release, "Troops In Iraq
E-Mail Loved Ones For Free On The 4th Of July"), Single Digits and Arkel
waived the hourly broadband fee for 15,000 U.S. troops. The Internet cafés
were introduced as a form of "entertainment" for the troops during their
off-duty hours. For a low hourly or monthly fee, service members may use
the cafés' PCs or utilize their personal laptops to access broadband
services such as emails, sending photos, Internet surfing, etc.
"We're elated that more than 4,000 of our U.S. troops based in Iraq used
the free wireless access to connect with family and loved ones around the
world on such a celebratory day as July 4th," said Bob Goldstein, founder
and CEO, Single Digits.
Single Digits provides the cafés with broadband networking equipment, 24/7
connectivity support, hotspot management and authentication solutions to
facilitate web-based communications from U.S. troops in Iraq. Arkel
underwrites the cost of each Internet café, billed at over half a million
dollars per café, with no U.S. government funds used.
About Single Digits, Inc.
Single Digits, Inc. is the preeminent provider of business-class wireless
hotspot management software and hosting solutions enabling full service,
customized Wi-Fi access for businesses of all sizes. Single Digits' hotspot
software enables companies to deliver their own brand of Wi-Fi service to
their customers, meeting the growing demand for mobile, high-speed Internet
access. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, Single Digits has operations in
North America, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, please
About Arkel International
Arkel International (www.arkel.com) is a full service design, engineer,
construct, own-operate, and maintenance company that provides key services
needed to establish business in remote and hostile places offering 50 years
of international experience. Arkel International manages lean and delivers
strong employing a speed of process that allows the development and
delivery of responses.