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
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.
SOURCE ICOA, Inc.