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Marc Hughes Appointed VP of Sales at Wayport
Austin, Texas, June 16, 1999 - Wayport, Inc., a leading high speed Internet solutions provider to hotels, airports and convention centers nationwide, announced today the appointment of Marc Hughes, Master Hotel Supplier, as Vice President, Sales.  Hughes’ role at the Austin-based company will be to address new market opportunities and to drive and support sales within the hospitality industry. He has already begun building his national sales staff and distribution partners.

With experience in sales and marketing of enhanced guest services, Hughes has focused on the hospitality market for over a decade and has over  twenty years’ experience in sales. 

“The hospitality industry is gearing up to provide high speed Internet access as an amenity to business travelers, and Wayport is positioned to embrace this opportunity.  Marc will be instrumental in bringing Wayport’s solution to the hospitality marketplace,” said Brett Stewart, chief executive officer, Wayport. “The delivery of high speed Internet access to hotels is a perfect convergence of Marc’s background and Wayport’s technology.”
Prior to joining Wayport, Hughes served as vice president of sales to competitive carriers and Internet service providers at Alcatel and spent eight years as director of marketing at Sprint Hospitality Group.

About Wayport
Wayport, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, provides fast, convenient connectivity for business people on the move. Wayport’s system allows travelers simple access to fast networks. The company is supported by the company’s strategic relationships with major telecommunications carriers and IP providers that create the backbone for fast national connectivity.  Wayport is deploying these services in airports, hotels and conference centers throughout North America. Wayport is venture-financed, with strategic investments from Sevin Rosen Funds, Trellis Partners, New Enterprise Associates, New Venture Partners, GC Technology Fund and others.

“Safe Harbor”' statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: 
This release contains forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, services and pricing, product/services, demand and market acceptance, new product development, business strategies of the Company or its competitors, reliance on key strategic alliances, availability of raw materials, changes in technology, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's prospectus or in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Dirk Heinen 
Also See: Wayport Receives Capital Infusion to Speed Deployment of its Internet Connectivity Solutions to Hotels / Nov 1998 
Wayport Providing The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center with Turnkey High Speed Internet Connectivity / March 1999 

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