|Panera Bread extends free Wi-Fi contract|
Posted: 03-Feb-2005 [Source: Panera Bread]
[Panera Bread signs three-year contract with ICOA to maintain their in-store Wi-Fi network which is the largest amenity Wi-FI network in the US.]
ICOA, Inc., a leading national provider of neutral-host wireless broadband Internet networks and managed services in high-traffic public locations, has signed a three-year contract extension to furnish equipment, system monitoring and customer care for Panera Bread's Wi-Fi services.
Panera Bread currently offers free high-speed wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) as an amenity to its customers at more than 600 bakery-cafes nationwide, making the Panera Bread amenity network the largest in the United States. ICOA designed, equipped and managed Panera Bread's Wi-Fi service from inception and continues to assist in the deployment of free Wi-Fi at Panera Bread's bakery-cafes around the United States.
The free Wi-Fi service allows customers with a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or PDA to securely access the Internet, check their e-mail, connect to a corporate server or browse the Web while enjoying the comfortable surroundings of a Panera Bread bakery-cafe. Customer support is available every day of the week. A regularly updated list of Panera Bread bakery-cafes with free Wi-Fi is available at http://www.panerabread.com/wifi .
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