Towerstream To Present At Canaccord Genuity 33rd Annual Growth Conference

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Towerstream (Nasdaq:TWER), a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company, today announced that its President and CEO, Jeff Thompson, and its CFO, Joe Hernon, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 33rd Annual Growth Conference at 4:00pm ET on Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts.

A live audio webcast of the conference presentation will be available on the company's investor relations website at http://ir.towerstream.com/events.cfm. An archive replay will be available on the website for 90 days following the presentation.

Mr. Thompson will discuss Towerstream's recently formed wholly owned subsidiary, Hetnets Tower Corporation ("Hetnets"). HetNets is a Small Cell Tower company that owns, operates and leases Small Cell and Wi-Fi rooftop tower locations to cellular phone operators, tower, Internet and cable companies.

About Towerstream Corporation

Towerstream (Nasdaq:TWER) is a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company. The company owns, operates, and leases Wi-Fi and Small Cell rooftop tower locations to cellular phone operators, tower, Internet and cable companies and hosts a variety of customers on its network. Towerstream was originally founded in 2000 to deliver fixed-wireless high-speed Internet access to businesses and to date offers broadband services in over 13 urban markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Nashville, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area. For more information on Towerstream services, please visit www.towerstream.com and/or follow us @Towerstream.

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About Hetnets Tower Corporation

In early 2013, we formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Hetnets Tower Corporation ("Hetnets"). Since 2010, the Company has been exploring opportunities to leverage our fixed wireless network in urban markets to provide other wireless technology solutions and services. Over the past few years, a significant increase in mobile data generated by smartphones, tablets, and other devices has placed tremendous demand on the networks of the carriers.  The Company believes that the wireless communications industry is experiencing a fundamental shift from its current, macro-cellular architecture to hyper-densified Small Cell architecture where existing cell sites will be supplemented by many smaller base stations operating near street level.  The Company also believes that Wi-Fi will be an integral component of Small Cell architecture.

We have effectively transferred certain assets to Hetnets which is the operating entity for our shared wireless infrastructure segment. Hetnets plans to generate the majority of its revenue from (i) rental of space on street level rooftops for the installation of customer owned Small Cells which includes Wi-Fi antennae, DAS, and Metro and Pico cells, (ii) rental of a channel on Hetnets' Wi-Fi network for the offloading of mobile data, (iii) rental of cabinets, switch ports, interconnection services, including backhaul or transport, and (iv) rental of power and power backup. 

Safe Harbor

Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws, including, without limitation, anything relating or referring to future financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified based on current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, risk related to our ability to deploy and expand small cell rooftop tower locations in the New York City and other key markets. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Consequently, future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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