Axia's Board of Directors Appoints New Board Member



    CALGARY, March 14 /CNW/ - Mr. Art Price, Chairman and CEO of Axia
NetMedia Corporation ("Axia" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that
Mr. Charles W. Brown, President of Bell, Western Region has joined the Board
of the Corporation.
    Mr. Price commented, "Axia will greatly benefit from Charles' business
acumen given his vast experience as a telecommunications industry veteran and
technology start-up entrepreneur. His depth of knowledge and insight about our
business sector will provide us with a unique and seasoned perspective that
will enhance the experience and skills that Axia already enjoys around our
board room table."
    Prior to joining Bell Canada, Mr. Brown was Chief Executive Officer of
start-ups WaveRider and what later became Wave Wireless following an
acquisition. He has held other significant positions, which include Vice
President and Chief Information Officer for Clearnet Communications, and Vice
President, Marketing and Sales for Trillium Communications, a cable company
and competitive access provider. Earlier in his career, he held management
positions in marketing and business development with BCE Mobile and Bell
Mobility. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School
of Business, University of Western Ontario.
    Axia plans, designs, operates and develops Real Broadband(TM) open access
IP networks that give fragmented and under-served geographies access to
limitless IP connectivity and provides value-added services on any network.
Axia trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "AXX". For more
information, visit its website at www.axia.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Dawn Tinling, VP, Investor Relations and
Communications, Axia NetMedia Corporation, (403) 538-4074,
dawn.tinling@axia.com

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