ICOA Powering Broadband Services at 22nd and 23rd Airports and Sees 76% Growth in Usage

Oct 05, 2005, 01:00 ET from ICOA, Inc.

    WARWICK, R.I., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOA, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   ICOA), a national provider of wireless broadband Internet
 networks and managed services in high-traffic public locations, announced
 today the launching of broadband service into its 22nd and 23rd airport
 facilities with full-airport Wi-Fi coverage for Westchester County Airport
 (HPN), located in White Plains, NY and Outagamie County Regional Airport
 (ATW), located in Appleton, WI.
     With the addition of HPN and ATW, ICOA services 14 airports nationally
 with full-facility Wi-Fi coverage and wireless and wired service covering
 select high-traffic areas within 9 additional airports.
     In ICOA airport networks operational since September 2004, the company has
 seen a 76% increase in network utilization.  Over the same timeframe, ICOA's
 airport footprint has expanded from 7 to 23 facilities, a 228% increase, and
 network coverage of airport facility annual passengers has increased from 20
 million to over 60 million, a 200% increase.
     HPN serves approximately 1 million passengers annually.  The new broadband
 wireless network, first operational on September 1, 2005, covers the entire
 airport facility.  The airport is owned and operated by Westchester County.
 ATW serves over 600,000 passengers annually.  The new broadband wireless
 network covers the entire airport facility.  The airport is owned and operated
 by Outagamie County.
     Rick Schiffmann, CEO of ICOA, said, "We are delighted to have been
 selected to partner with Westchester and Outagamie Counties to power new high-
 speed wireless networks, providing broadband Internet access for an additional
 1.6 million annual passengers."
     ICOA designed and deployed the new airport networks, and will provide
 management, maintenance, customer care and the full suite of its back-office
 solutions, including authentication and reporting.
     The new high-speed broadband wireless Internet networks will offer
 passengers secure, convenient wireless Internet access from anywhere in the
 terminal.  The public service does not require users to install or use
 proprietary software.
     Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled laptops or PDAs will be able to connect to
 the Internet to check their e-mail, access their corporate servers, download
 documents and surf the Web with unlimited access from anywhere in the airport.
 Airport information, such as flight schedules, ground transportation
 information, passenger services and security bulletins can also be accessed
 from the Wi-Fi portals at each airport facility.
     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 hot zone locations.  ICOA owns or operates
 over 1,300 broadband access installations in high-traffic locations across 45
 states.  For additional information, visit http://www.icoacorp.com.
     For more information, contact ICOA Vice President of Corporate Development
 John Balbach at (401) 352-2368 or email jbalbach@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.