ICOA Powering Broadband Services at 22nd and 23rd Airports and Sees 76% Growth in Usage
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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