Google Acquires U.S. National High-Traffic Broadband Wi-Fi Provider ICOA Inc. For $400M

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http://techcrunch.com – Google today announced that it has acquired Rhode Island-based ICOA, Inc. in a deal worth $400 million, as it looks to “further diversify it’s already impressive portfolio of companies.” ICOA provides wireless broadband internet in high-traffic public areas, which include marinas, restaurants and airports, and offers Wi-Fi hotspot design, installation and maintenance. ICOA, Inc. owns or manages over 1,500 broadband hotspot locations in the U.S, spanning 45 states. Some of its largest networks cover RV parks and campgrounds, and it also offers service to a large number of ret (IT news)