ICOA Serving 25 Airports; Renames ANS Division to ICOA Airport Networks
WARWICK, R.I., Oct. 25 /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 the addition of service to two new airports, Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and Stewart International Airport (SWF) along with the renaming of wholly-owned subsidiary Airport Network Solutions to ICOA Airport Networks. Pam Brown, Vice President of ICOA Airport Networks, said, "Over the last 24 months, ICOA has rapidly become a leading national provider of broadband wireless services to airports and we are looking to continue our aggressive growth in this promising area. Renaming Airport Network Solutions to ICOA Airport Networks ensures that our airport customers and end-users receive the full and seamless support of ICOA's rapidly growing sales, marketing, operational, engineering and customer care teams and infrastructure." ICOA Airport Networks currently provides service to 25 airports nationally. 16 ICOA-powered airports have full-facility public and private Wi-Fi coverage and 9 additional airports have wireless and wired service covering select high-traffic public areas. 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 25 facilities, a 258% increase, and network coverage of airport facility annual passengers has increased from 20 million to over 61 million, a 205% increase. The ICOA designed and deployed network at Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor, New York serves over 500,000 passengers annually and is fully operational. The Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, which serves over 800,000 passengers annually, will be operational in November. ICOA 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 proprietary software. 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 1,400 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.
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