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
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
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
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.
SOURCE ICOA, Inc.