ICOA Secures Additional Capital, Restructuring With Cornell Capital

Nov 07, 2005, 00:00 ET from ICOA, Inc.

    WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOA, Inc. (OTC Bulletin
 Board: ICOA), a national provider of wireless broadband Internet networks and
 managed services in high-traffic public locations across forty-five states,
 today announced it has reached agreement with Cornell Capital Partners, LLC
 for $400,000 in new growth capital and the restructuring of preexisting
     The company issued a 2-year convertible debenture for approximately $2.19
 million to Cornell Capital Partners, which encompassed the new investment and
 consolidated all preexisting commitments.
     As part of the restructuring, the company has terminated the $5 million
 Standby Equity Distribution Agreement (SEDA) with Cornell Capital Partners
 that was entered into in March, 2004.  The termination of the SEDA has no
 premiums or penalties.
     Steve Cummings, ICOA's CFO, said, "I'd like to thank Cornell Capital
 Partners for providing the early-stage growth capital that was required during
 ICOA's re-start phase.  The restructuring of this arrangement enables
 management to continue their focus on growth and shareholder value."
     Full details of the above transactions can be found in the company's Form
 8-K filed today with the SEC.
     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
 forty-five 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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