By Houston Business Journal

A subsidiary of ERF Wireless Inc. has inked a deal with an unnamed oil and gas company to supply broadband wireless services in the Eagle Ford Shale, and is making plans to build the largest terrestrial wireless network to cover the shale.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, which is a hotbed of natural gas and oil drilling activity, is several hundred miles in length, extending from Victoria to the Rio Grande at the Mexican border. It already has network coverage in the eastern and central portions of the shale, but is lacking similar coverage in the western portion, the company said.

The League City-based wireless broadband company has already initiated the design and construction of a new wireless broadband network for the area that will cover about 25,000 square miles of territory with high capacity wireless coverage.

ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFW) is still in negotiations on the project, according to H. Dean Cubley, CEO, who did not provide the amount of the investment, but said that it would be "significant."

The new coverage area will be in addition to existing service arrangements with other wireless carriers that ERF has made through its Energy Broadband Inc. subsidiary.

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