Host Depot to Provide Internet Access

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- March 16, 2004 -- Host Depot, Inc. (a privately held company), announced today it will begin providing Internet access services for the home and office later this month. Host Depot plans to rollout several private label services including Broadband, Dialup, Dedicated, and Wireless Internet access. Satellite Internet access will also be provided through a reseller agreement with DiRECWAY®, owned by Hughes Network Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Electronics Corporation.

All services will be available throughout the US and Canada, except dedicated access, which will be available in the US only, and wireless access, which will be available in select US cities only. Host Depot's 24 x 7 Technical Support team will provide support for all services.

Broadband offerings include DSL and DSL Plus packages starting at $22.46 per month. Dialup service starts at $7.46 per month and includes SpamGuard and VirusShield protection on e-mail services. Wireless Internet access starts at $14.96 per month and includes SpamGuard and VirusShield protection on e-mail services. Satellite Internet service, provided through the DiRECWAY® system, starts at $59.95 per month. Dedicated packages include T1, DS3 and OC3 (prices not made available). Customers will be able to check service availability at their location via a link at HostDepot.com.

Mark Erskine, President & CEO of Host Depot, said, "We're very excited to offer Internet access and we feel it is a natural progression for us to offer these services at this time. This will greatly expand our revenue base and allow us to introduce our superior services to a whole new audience."

About Host Depot

Host Depot, Inc. is a privately held, leading supplier of Web Hosting and Internet Access solutions established in 1997. Host Depot also provides web design and development, e-commerce, and search engine optimization services. Further information about Host Depot may be obtained visiting the company's web site at http://www.hostdepot.com.



Tuesday, March 16, 2004





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