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RGC Communications, USPS Announce Mailing Online Partnership

Press release from the issuing company

ROSELLE, Ill., Sept. 11 -- RGC Communications and the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced today the formation of a partnership for the continuation and development of the next generation of NetPost Mailing Online (www.MailingOnline.com). Mailing Online, the Postal Service's first online printing and mailing service, offers businesses, approved non-profit organizations and consumers alike the ability to easily create and send post cards and letters at discounted postage rates. Over 10,000 people have used the service since its inception. Developed and operated by the Postal Service since September of 2000, the Mailing Online service will now be owned and operated by RGC Communications under license to the USPS. At no cost to the government, MailingOnline.com will continue to make it quick and easy for businesses and individuals to use the Internet to mail one letter -- or ten thousand letters -- saving both time and money. Aside from a brief explanation at login, the change will be functionally transparent to users. At MailingOnline.com, Internet users can prepare and send cards, letters, booklets and flyers. They upload their documents and mailing lists (addresses are automatically corrected online); select from the various discounted postage rates -- including nonprofit bulk rates for approved organizations; and securely pay online using a credit card. Mailings ordered prior to 1:00 PM EST are printed and mailed the next business day by selected commercial digital printers throughout the country. RGC Communications first partnered with the United States Postal Service in 2000 to provide printing and mailing services for NetPost Mailing Online. To develop and deliver the next generation of MailingOnline.com, RGC Communications has partnered with L2 Solutions, Inc. of Palo Alto, California and Poste Digital, Inc. of Arlington, Virginia. Enhanced document design and printing capabilities, as well as improved site navigation are expected as early as January of 2004.