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Pub Talk

"802.11: 'THE' Hotspot"

THURSDAY, May 16, 2002

By Mr. Arturo Pereyra
Co-Founder & General Manager
WiFi Metro

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Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

At this Pub Talk, come hear about the market drivers propelling 802.11 as the hotspot and at the forefront of technology innovations in the wireless arena. WiFi Metro will also discuss the public Internet access value chain and its target users, followed by a demo. Come learn how WiFi Metro is committed to helping on-the-go Internet users stay productive, up-to-date, and informed without the hassles of telephone cords and jacks, slow dial-up connections, or being dependent on their work or home environments.

Arturo Pereyra is Co-Founder and General Manager at WiFi Metro, one the largest WISPs in the U.S. Prior to WiFi Metro, Mr. Pereyra was Vice President of Product Development and eCommerce for DevX, an information portal for application developers. Prior to that, he was Director of Business Development and M&A for a Miami-based Spanish and Portuguese Travel site with offices throughout Latin America. Mr. Pereyra has held management positions at EY Consulting and Booz Allen & Hamilton, specializing in high-tech strategy for software and Internet companies. Mr. Pereyra also worked at Oracle Corporation where he was on the Product Development team for Oracle Payables, the cornerstone for the Oracle Family of Financial Applications. Mr. Pereyra received his MBA from Columbia University and a B.S. in accounting and economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

WiFi Metro ( is the leading wireless Internet service company in the Bay Area. The company owns a network of Wi-Fi "hot spots" and has a growing base of subscribers. WiFi Metro relies on hereUare Communications' eCoinBox™ technology and back office to manage its network and host the customer database. WiFi Metro extends computing needs beyond the office or home. With a growing network of over 35 Bay Area public Internet access points located in convenient and comfortable coffee shops, restaurants, and lounges, WiFi Metro has created a chain of "Internet Stations" where users fill up their laptops and PDAs with data slurps, send email or documents to friends or colleagues, or just surf the Internet.

WiFi Metro relies on the 802.11b wireless LAN standard to deliver connection speeds that are up to 200 times faster than regular dial up connections. With a focus on delivering public wireless Internet access to metro markets, WiFi Metro is positioned at the forefront of what Gartner/Dataquest believes to be the fastest growing segment within the IT sector.

Mr. Arturo Pereyra
Co-Founder & General Manager
WiFi Metro
305 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
T: 650.289.4338
F: 650.325.9608