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Zoom™ Ethernet Cable Modem Awarded @Home® Level 2 Approval
Approval dramatically increases Zoom's worldwide sales opportunities

Boston, MA, June 22, 2001 - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZOOM), a leading producer of dial-up and broadband modems, announced today that the Zoom Ethernet CableModem Model 5011 has been awarded @Home ® Level 2 Approval from Excite@Home (NASDAQ: ATHM), The Leader in Broadbandsm. The @Home high-speed cable Internet service is available in hundreds of cities throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. @Home is currently used by more than 3 million cable modem users through Excite@Home's affiliate cable service providers.

"This should really open up the global market for Zoom," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President and CEO. "All of the US-based cable service providers in the Excite@Home network, including AT&T Broadband, Charter, Comcast and Cox, as well as those providers in other countries that use the CableLabs DOCSIS specification, will be able to confidently provide high-speed data service to people using the Zoom Ethernet cable modem."

Zoom sells its cable modems directly to cable service providers, who then supply the cable modems to customers as part of their broadband Internet access. In addition, many cable service providers allow their customers to use @Home Level 2 Approved cable modems purchased from retailers. Because the cable service provider is not burdened with the equipment cost of supplying the cable modem, savings can be passed along to the customer.

In partnership with cable companies, Zoom plans to use its relationships with retailers to launch marketing programs that will cross-promote Zoom cable modems with signing up new customers.

The @Home Level 2 Approval means that Zoom's 5011 Ethernet cable modem complies with broad industry standards for interoperability, compatibility and performance. The @Home Level 2 Approval confirms the successful integration, interoperability and provisioning of Zoom's 5011 Ethernet cable modem within the Excite@Home DOCSIS network environment. The Zoom 5011 Ethernet cable modem successfully passed a rigorous range of tests in the areas of throughput, interoperability and reliability when combined with the technology used by Excite@Home.

This is the second Zoom cable modem to be approved for use on Excite@Home's high-speed data network. On May 16, 2001 Zoom announced that the Zoom PCI CableModem Model 5001 was approved with @Home Conditional Level 2 Approval.

Zoom's Ethernet, PCI cable and USB cable modems have been awarded Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.'s CableLabs® Certified™ status.

About Zoom Telephonics

Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up modems, cable and ADSL modems, wireless LAN products, home phoneline networking devices, and other data communication products under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. Zoom products are available in over 3,000 of the highest volume computer retailers in the USA and over 5,000 retail outlets worldwide. For more information, visit Zoom at www.zoomtel.com.

Excite@Home and @Home are service marks or registered service marks of At Home Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Press Contact:
Larry Hancock

Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking information relating to Zoom's plans, expectations and intentions. Actual results may be materially different than those expectations as a result of known andunknown risks, including those set forth below. The technologies being pursued by Zoom are subject to the significant risks and uncertainties generally applicable to modem and data communications products, including rapid technological change and intense competition, uncertainty of new product development, uncertainty of component availability, early stage of development of certain data communications markets, uncertainty of market growth, as well as other risks set forth in Zoom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zoom cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Zoom expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Zoom's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

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