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Monday, November 1, 2004; Page E05

Name: Ruckus Network

Location: Herndon

Big idea: Provides a subscription-based service to colleges and universities that gives their students access to legal music and movie downloads.

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Founded: September 2003

Web site: www.ruckusnetwork.com

Who's in charge: William J. Raduchel, chairman and chief executive.

Funding: The company has received $9 million in venture funding from Battery Ventures and Shelter Capital Partners. "We'll be fundraising for two or three years at least," Raduchel predicted.

Employees: 50

Big-name clients: Schools that have signed up include Alfred State College, Bentley College, Northern Illinois University and North Carolina A&T State University.

Origin of company name: Co-founders Vincent Han and David Galper came up with it. "The origin was the idea of being a little bit edgy, disruptive, because we have to appeal to students as well as administrators," Raduchel said.

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