ICOA Adds Another Airport

ICOA to provide Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) with airport-wide WiFi network

May 12, 2005

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WARWICK, R.I. -- ICOA, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ICOA), a national provider of wireless broadband Internet networks and managed services in high-traffic public locations, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the county of Kalamazoo in Michigan to provide public and private Wi-Fi solutions throughout the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport facility. The airport serves more than 500,000 passengers annually.

With the addition of AZO, ICOA will be operational in 11 airports serving over 26 million airline passengers annually. ICOA will provide design, deployment, management, maintenance, ongoing customer care and the full suite of its back-office solutions, including authentication and reporting.

The new high-speed broadband wireless Internet network will offer passengers secure, convenient wireless Internet access from anywhere in the terminal. It will also provide secure WLAN services for airport administration and operations functions, airlines and airport concessionaires. The public service does not require users to install or use proprietary software. The neutral-host network will allow subscribers of branded Wi-Fi services, such as iPass and Boingo, network access.

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 at no charge.

Rick Schiffmann, CEO of ICOA, said, “We are delighted the county has selected ICOA to design, deploy, maintain and manage this valuable service for its operations and passengers. We look forward to providing the traveling public, the airport and other private with our seamless, secure and reliable service.”


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