SOURCE: ICOA, Inc.

February 21, 2006 15:55 ET

ICOA Inc Announces Launch of Amenity Wi-Fi Service in Denny's Restaurants Nationwide

WARWICK RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 -- Following its acquisition in July, 2005 of Cafe.com locations, including the privately branded Denny's Wireless Internet network, ICOA (OTC BB: ICOA), today announced that the company has re-launched the Denny's Wireless Internet service as an amenity based network, continuing to bring free wireless Internet access (also known as "Wi-Fi") to Denny's restaurants across the USA and Canada.

ICOA worked with Colubris Networks to design a highly reliable, enterprise quality, solution for the Denny's network. Alan Kobran V.P. of Marketing at ICOA Inc, states: "All of us at ICOA are thrilled to be working with Colubris to offer Denny's customers an amenity service that is easy to use and provides strong wireless security. The solution integrates seamlessly into ICOA's customer care operations, enabling us to deliver a high quality service to Denny's patrons that enhances the company's brand and improves the restaurant experience."

"We've had Denny's Wireless Internet in our restaurant for close to two years and our customers love it," said Joe Terrell, board member of the Denny's Franchisee Association. "Now that we're offering it free, usage is growing by leaps and bounds which adds to my top and bottom line."

Brian St James a franchisee in Palo Alto, CA stated, "I have customers who told me they're passing up going to the local Starbucks which has a fee based network and are coming to my Denny's simply because we offer the amenity based Denny's Wireless Internet. ICOA's Denny's Wireless Internet is bringing in new customers and repeat business. This product really hit the target."

Rick Schiffmann ICOA CEO stated: "Our experience in delivering custom Wi-Fi solutions inside the QSR market to companies like Panera Bread, Panda Express and Au Bon Pain makes us a great fit with the Denny's restaurant chain. There is a Denny's restaurant at almost every off-ramp in America, with locations open 24 hours. We are proud to be working with Denny's to power their private labeled 'Denny's Wireless Internet' and make the amenity service synonymous with Denny's broad appeal to the public."

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 1,500 broadband access installations in high-traffic locations across 45 states. For additional information, visit http://www.icoacorp.com. To subscribe to ICOA's email alert system, please send an email to: news-subscribe@icoacorp.com.

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.

Contact Information

  • For more information regarding ICOA, contact:
    Erwin Vahlsing, Jr.
    VP Finance
    (401) 352-2310
    Email evahlsing@icoacorp.com