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To: Roy F who wrote (553)9/28/2000 10:58:28 PM
From: Sector Investor
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Check out the series of Yahoo! posts tonight - "KVH is everywhere". You can use all these links, or just "next" several times off of the first link.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (554)10/8/2000 10:17:46 AM
From: Sector Investor
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This is interesting - but I suspect a bit (maybe more than just a bit) of the Western Electric Hawthorne Plant study (from the 1920s) effect here. We all remember studying that in college, right? If not, ask me and I will tell you about it.

Friday October 6, 3:00 am Eastern Time

Press Release

Satellite Internet Access And Curriculam Improves
High School SAT Test Scores By 38%

INTERNET WIRE -- The Classroom for the 21st Century, located at Mt. Empire High School, within an underrepresented minority school district in San Diego County, was the site of a unique project in high-speed Internet connectivity and classroom modernization. Students in grades 10-12 were given access to cutting edge telecommunications with a goal of enrichment through science and technology. The results were dramatic. For those students who fall at the bottom third of their class, recently released test scores were 38 percent higher on the annual Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) than their non-Classroom 21 counterparts.

"These scores are an indication that the program helped those students most in need of academic enrichment," said Greg Ryan, school superintendent for the Mountain Empire district.

A new era in education

World Wide Wireless Web Corporation's (W4) high-speed Internet access satellite delivery system made it practical to bring advanced technology to Mt. Empire High School.

Providing internet connectivity for remote sites throughout the world, W4 joined the San Diego Supercomputer Center's (SDSC) Science & Technology Outreach program in 1999 to employ SDSC's advanced high-performance computing and communications (HPCC) infrastructure, including a satellite dish to link SDSC's networks with W4's Internet Satellite
Access Program.

Fully equipped by W4 with new personal computers, printers, computer-friendly desks, and whiteboards, Classroom 21 offered classes ranging from English, government, and history to intermediate algebra and chemistry. The students spent approximately an hour per subject: conducting research via the Internet, learning how to use various software packages, and honing their typing and general research skills. In an effort to improve the students' communication and organization skills, they often convened their laboratory exercises in small groups and then summarized their team's research efforts in class presentations.

Participating students indicated that the first year of Classroom 21 was successful, as most of the high schoolers felt that their research, typing, communication, and overall academic skills had greatly improved. Several students reported an increase in their grades; for instance, one student said that she had a C in English and a D in History last year, while this year's grades increased to Bs in both subjects.

"A specific goal of this project was to determine if specific subjects could be taught better from the Web or from a standard classroom," said science teacher Roger Wynn, who served as Classroom 21 coordinator at Mountain Empire this year. "Our determination was that the Web access definitely benefited the majority of all participating students, particularly in the areas of history and English. One of our English teachers actually said that he could not imagine conducting his class without the Web now and hopes to have access again next year."

For more information on Classroom 21 and the outreach
program, contact Steve Napear, SDSC Associate Director for
Science & Technology Outreach, 619-534- 8302 napear@sdsc.edu and/or Walt Johnson, of W4 walt@w4.net

About W4

W4 is a San Diego, California-based company providing high-performance Internet access and value-added content services to schools, universities, and researchers. With its W4.NET, ISP affiliates reach under-served regions of the world using satellite, wireless local loop, and proprietary distribution technologies. The goal of W4 is to provide high-quality, reliable broadband Internet access to disenfranchised users. W4's remote Internet access offers users the necessary high-speed Internet access without waiting for the local service providers' infrastructure investments.

For more information about W4, please visit www.w4.net

Administration: infoW4@W4.Net Corporate Inquiries: bob@W4.Net Investor Relations: court@W4.Net

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (555)10/9/2000 3:57:38 PM
From: Ilaine
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>>This is interesting - but I suspect a bit (maybe more than just a bit) of the Western Electric Hawthorne Plant study (from the 1920s) effect here. We all
remember studying that in college, right? If not, ask me and I will tell you about it.<<

OK, I'll bite. And while you're at it, what was it about the story that made you want to post it on the KVHI thread? Just curious.

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To: Ilaine who wrote (556)10/9/2000 4:53:31 PM
From: Sector Investor
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LOL! A Yahoo! poster bit too <g>.

I responded there. The possible connection should be obvious after you read it.

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Oh, you mean why did I post the article? Well, it wasn't MOBILE Satellite Internet, so it really wasn't that appropriate, but I had just returned from vacation and saw the thread dormant. Dormant threads are not good, so I posted the first thing I came across that was close.

KVHI is now perhaps 10 days away from ending 10 quarters in the red.

There is no guarantee of course, but, looking at everything that we can see, the 10x increase in backlog over Q4 1999, my tour of their FOG facilities, the recent FOG and military contracts, and management's own statements in the CCs (they only said "profitable in the 2nd half of the year"), I think this could be the quarter.

If they do move into the black and have a strong CC, I think the stock will begin to move.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (557)10/9/2000 6:05:40 PM
From: akmike
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Thanks for enlightening us on the Western Electric cite. Now I understand better why you lead all this studying to make our stocks feel special. <gg>
If KVHI did get into the black this past quarter Mr. Market should be just about getting in the mood for good news when they announce. Last week it wouldn't have been a good time to get your name in the WSJ for anything.

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To: akmike who wrote (558)10/9/2000 6:27:05 PM
From: Sector Investor
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<<If KVHI did get into the black this past quarter Mr. Market should be just about getting in the mood for good news when they announce. Last week it wouldn't have been a good time to get your name in the WSJ for anything. >>


Yes Mike I was just thinking that this afternoon. Let's hope this turnaround in the Naz is "confirmed" this week. Lots of money is waiting to be put to work.

Speaking of work, that's what a good thread does, and why I work to keep the ones I participate on active and focused.

You will be surprised what a black quarter will do for this thread too.

While signs point to a good quarter, a couple of things are nagging background worries - specifically that Q3 is soft in Europe, and the Crossbow FOG revenue probably won't be in Q3. Countering that is other FOG and military orders that SHOULD be in Q3.

And of course, management should be taking the long view here. Turning black in Q3 may not be a priority for them. Just moving a shipment or two up or back a week could make the difference here. What matters is that we see them moving in the right direction and close to the trendlines in my crystal ball post.

Waiting with fingers crossed.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (559)10/9/2000 6:44:39 PM
From: akmike
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While the attainment of profit will probably have a salutary effect on the near-term share price, I agree that it wouldn't make sense to delay development costs to achieve that objective. For me, the major unknown is just how much military revenue will be booked in Q3. I have the feeling that either Q3 or Q4 will see the military ramp begin in earnest and I expect that it will be rather uneven. I know how you like things orderly, but the military never does them that way. Was it Q4 or Q1 of next year that the communications business alone would put the whole company in the black?

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (557)10/9/2000 6:58:35 PM
From: Ilaine
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I was just curious because I posted the same news on the Last Mile thread, but got no response.

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I started a nearly moribund thread on satellite internet, input welcome:

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To: akmike who wrote (560)10/9/2000 8:10:18 PM
From: Sector Investor
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<<I know how you like things orderly, but the military never does them that way. >>

I agree. I'm still expecting a lumpy military component going forward - but at a higher revenue level. That big $17 million contract won in June (which they said last quarter could be worth double that with expected options), and the other military contract awards like this one Message 13215646
should generate a higher level of quarterly military revenue for the foreseeable future.

Here is what they said in the Q2 CC:

"we have good backlog now for military, and we are seeing improvement in the FOG, and we are very confident that the growth in the satellite business is going to continue so we are looking for a strong second half of the year."





<<Was it Q4 or Q1 of next year that the communications business alone would put the whole company in the black? >>

They didn't state a quarter. Here is what they said in the Q1 CC - how do you interpret this?

"Communications sales alone should cover profitability in 2001."

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (562)10/9/2000 9:33:44 PM
From: akmike
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*...How do you interpret this?*

I'd say it means for the year as a whole, not tied to a particular quarter. Anyway we would gauge it would be very bullish with everything else lining up like it is.
Don't forget that FOG sales will eventually surpass communications. Is it your understanding that the power sensor revenues will be counted with FOG? I think not, but not certain.

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