WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOA, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ICOA), a national provider of wireless broadband Internet networks and managed services in high-traffic public locations, today announced that it is powering Stop & Shop's Wi-Fi initiative. Stop & Shop tested the technology in their corporate headquarters waiting room this summer. Based on the success of that trial, the company, which has more than 360 stores throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, has begun rolling out free amenity wireless Internet access for its customers. The first store to offer this service is Stop & Shop's South Bay Plaza outlet in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Stop & Shop selected ICOA to furnish equipment, system monitoring, and provide customer care for their Wi-Fi service. "We are pleased to have been selected by a service oriented company such as Stop & Shop," said ICOA's CEO Rick Schiffmann. "Providing Internet access in their cafe seating area is another service that helps their customers accomplish more during their busy day." "The ability to stop and surf, and maybe have a meal or a cup of coffee is yet another convenience for our customers," adds Stop & Shop's Mike Drumm. "We look forward to working closely with ICOA during the rollout to optimize our overall customer experience." Installation of the service at additional Stop & Shop locations is expected to begin early in 2006. 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. To subscribe to ICOA's email alert system, please send an email to: news- firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding ICOA, contact ICOA CEO Rick Schiffmann at (401) 352-2360 or email email@example.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.
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