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225 East City Line Avenue

Suite 100

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

United States

Phone: 610-934-7000

Fax: 610-934-7309

Xanadoo Company provides wireless Internet access and broadband communications to residential and business subscribers in the United States. The company's direct subsidiary includes Pegasus Satellite Communications, Inc. The company has rights, including rights to acquire, 2.5 GHz licenses covering approximately 8 million people in Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and West Virginia. The company is also a licensee of 700 MHz spectrum covering approximately 168 million people that would enable the delivery of broadband communications to fixed and mobile users in major markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Tampa, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle. The company's business is concentrated in three areas: the provision of wireless high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses; the development of 700 MHz wireless frequencies; and the realization of value from intellectual property rights licensed to it in 2000 whose claims cover the provision of certain satellite-delivered interactive media services. Wireless High-Speed Internet Services The company offers wireless high-speed Internet service utilizing licensed frequencies in the 2.5 GHz frequency band and unlicensed frequencies in the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands. The company, as of December 31, 2005, served approximately 2,500 subscribers. Subscribers to its 2.5 GHz service (Xanadoo branded service), use a desktop or laptop modem to access the Internet through its wireless network at speeds from 128 kilobits per second (Kbps) to 1.5 megabits per second (Mbps), depending upon the service plan selected. The company maintains a network operations center (NOC) in Austin, Texas. Its network control center (NCC) is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Xanadoo Branded Service Subscribers to Xanadoo branded wireless Internet service must purchase a desktop modem or laptop card to enable connection to its wireless network. The company sells the devices directly through its Web site and through telesales, indirectly through participating retailers and resellers, and, in 2006, directly through its own Xanadoo stores. Pegasus Broadband Branded Service The company's Pegasus Broadband branded service uses unlicensed frequencies in the 900MHz, 2.4GHz, and 5 GHz frequency bands. In contrast to its Xanadoo service, Pegasus Broadband requires a professional installation, but customers are not required to purchase a modem. Pegasus Broadband wireless Internet service requires the installation of an external antenna and does not enable mobile or portable service. The company's Pegasus Broadband service plans includes - Pegasus Broadband Internet plans include a $49 installation charge, an ‘always-on’ connection, a 30-day money-back guarantee, email accounts, Web hosting, spam filtering and virus screening. 700 MHz Licenses The company holds licenses issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide terrestrial communication services in frequencies located in the 700 MHz frequency band. The company acquired the licenses (700 MHz Licenses) in FCC auctions. The 700 MHz band comprises 108 MHz of spectrum which is utilized for television broadcast signals on channels 52 to 69, but is authorized for use by commercial and public safety licensees for future deployment of wireless broadband communications networks. The company's 700 MHz Licenses occupy portions of channels 60 and 65 and are adjacent to 24 MHz of spectrum reserved for public safety operations and 30 MHz of spectrum allocated for commercial use. The 700 MHz frequency band also includes 48 MHz of spectrum between channels 52 and 59, including 18 MHz auctioned in 2000 and 2001 and 30 MHz. Of its 700 MHz Licenses, 32 are designated as ‘A’ licenses consisting of a pair of 1 MHz frequencies. The licenses include areas, such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco/Oakland, and Seattle. Two of its 700 MHz Licenses are ‘B’ licenses, consisting of a pair of 2 MHz frequencies. Intellectual Property Rights Licensed Pegasus Development Corporation (Pegasus Development), a direct subsidiary of the company, entered into a licensing agreement with Personalized Media Communications, L.L.C (Personalized Media) that provides it a license to Personalized Media’s intellectual property portfolio for the distribution of satellite based services using Ku band BSS frequencies at west longitude orbital locations and Ka band FSS frequencies at west longitude orbital locations, licensed by the FCC to affiliates of DIRECTV, Inc. Competition The company's competition for its wireless high-speed Internet services include existing national regional and local dial-up Internet service providers, such as AOL and Earthlink; wireline DSL and cable broadband service providers, such as ATT, Verizon, Comcast and Cox; and other companies offering wireless Internet services utilizing licensed or unlicensed frequencies including Sprint and Clearwire. History Xanadoo Company was founded in 1996. The company was formerly known as Pegasus Communications Corporation and changed its name to Xanadoo Company in January 2007.

 

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