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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events and information currently available to management. Readers are
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