ICOA Announces Addition of Steven Tavares to Board of Directors

Nov 28, 2005, 00:00 ET from ICOA, Inc.

    WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOA, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   ICOA), a national provider of wireless broadband Internet
 networks, today announced the addition of Steven Tavares, Managing Member of
 Seaport Capital, LLC to ICOA's Board of Directors.
     "I'm very happy to welcome Steve to the Board," said George
 Strouthopoulos, Chairman of the Board.  "For the past three years Steve has
 provided advice and guidance as a shareholder and his addition to the board
 exhibits his continued commitment to the Company and its future."
     "Steven will be ICOA's first independent Board member and his appointment
 to ICOA's Board of Directors represents an additional step toward becoming
 Sarbanes-Oxley compliant," said ICOA's CEO and President, Rick Schiffmann.  "I
 look forward to working with Steven as we work to expand ICOA and provide
 world-class service to ICOA's customers."
     Steven Tavares began his association with ICOA as an early stage investor
 in 2003. Tavares's current activities are in the areas of real estate finance
 and syndication.  As managing partner of Seaport Capital Partners LLC
 ("Seaport"), he has continued to support ICOA's growth through continued
 investments and project financing.  Prior to founding Seaport, Tavares held
 various investment and asset management positions. He has a MBA from
 Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science from Johns Hopkins
     Steven Tavares, Managing Member of Seaport Capital, LLC, said, "I am
 honored by this appointment and look forward to working with Rick and ICOA's
 management team as well as becoming an active member of the Board of
 Directors.  I look forward to playing a role in ICOA's continued growth as
 evidenced by their recently reported Third Quarter results."
     About ICOA, Inc.
     ICOA, Inc. is a national provider of neutral-host wireless and wired
 broadband Internet networks in high-traffic public locations.  ICOA provides
 design, installation, operations, maintenance and management of neutral,
 common-use 802.11x standard WLAN Wi-Fi hot spot and hot zone infrastructure
 throughout airport facilities, quick-service restaurants, universities, travel
 plazas, marinas, hospitality and municipal/hot zone locations.  ICOA owns or
 operates over 1,400 broadband access installations in high-traffic locations
 across 45 states.  For additional information, visit http://www.icoacorp.com.
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 (401) 352-2360 or email rschiffmann@icoacorp.com.
     The foregoing contains "forward-looking statements," which are based on
 management's beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future
 events and information currently available to management.  Readers are
 cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which
 are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of
 uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside ICOA's control,
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.
 For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a
 difference, please see ICOA's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  ICOA disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
 any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.  This information is presented solely to provide
 additional information to further understand the results of ICOA.