ICOA Powers Wi-Fi at Stop & Shop Locations

Jan 11, 2006, 00:00 ET from ICOA, Inc.

    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.
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     For more information regarding ICOA, contact ICOA CEO Rick Schiffmann at
 (401) 352-2360 or email rschiffmann@icoacorp.com.
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