Abierto Joins NEN’s Retail Broadband Alliance Partner Program

Program increases visibility for customers seeking network solution integrators

Exeter, NH, March 22, 2005 – Abierto Networks announced today that it has joined New Edge Networks’ Retail Broadband Alliance (RBA) program. The program brings together companies that represent the full line-up of providers for end-to-end retail network solutions.

“We are very pleased with our growing relationship with New Edge Networks. Joining the RBA program was a logical step for us that will help us serve our customers better”, said Rick Sales, President of Abierto Networks.

Leif Pietila, Director of Product Marketing for New Edge Networks stated, “Abierto Networks’ focus on transactional systems in the convenience store industry makes them an excellent addition to our RBA program”.

The Retail Broadband Alliance makes it simple for retail merchants to migrate to a complete broadband networking solution. Working with RBA members provides comprehensive options for compatible end-to-end solutions for retail applications.

About New Edge Networks
New Edge Networks is a national provider of private multi-location broadband networks for business and carrier customers. Through its network facilities, New Edge Networks uses a variety of last-mile broadband access technologies (DSL, frame relay, ATM, cable, and satellite) for building wide area networks (WANs) or virtual private networks (VPNs) that reach 100% of U.S. business locations.

About Abierto Networks
An RBA Partner and New Edge Networks Agent, Abierto Networks is the leading provider of Dial-to-IP and Serial-to-IP Solutions for payment systems in the Convenience Store Industry. With solid network integration expertise for POS, Transaction Processing, In-Store Electronics and Fueling Systems, Abierto helps clients save money and improve performance by converting existing systems to IP.

Learn more about Abierto Networks at www.ab-net.us