STATES CHRONICLE – We’ve got used to be connected to the internet everywhere we go and thankfully it was recently announced that Boingo airport Wi-Fi will be faster.
We are used to be able to connect to the internet no matter where we are. Sure, some phone operators offer a few GB of data but we still try to use wireless internet as much as possible. If we’re travelling we’ve got everything with us: our smartphone, our laptop and our tablet. What’s the first thing many of us do as soon as we arrive at the airport? Check in on Facebook and let everyone know we are travelling to some other part of the world. Plus, we might want to double-check flight details or simply look for entertainment or work some more before we can board the plane.
Of course, to be able to do this we need and want Wi-Fi that’s both fast and free. Well, it turns out that’s not a very easy task for airports. Basically, there are three major types of Wi-Fi offered by airports: free slow Wi-Fi, ‘free’ Wi-Fi with ads and fast Wi-Fi you have to pay for.
One of the biggest companies that offers Wi-Fi in most American airports as well as many other airports around the world is Boingo Wireless. The company has recently announced that they are going to offer fast and free Wi-Fi in seven airports in the U.S. The speed will be up to 20 Mbps which is similar to the speed of our home networks.
This launch is part of a new project called S.M.A.R.T. which is an acronym for secure, multiplatform, analytics driven, responsive and tiered network. This new network feature could indeed prove to be smart as users can even access some paid options if they need really fast Wi-Fi and go from 20 to 50Mbps.
The seven airports in which S.M.A.R.T. is available are the JFK, Chicago Midway and O’Hare International, LaGuardia in New York, the Boston-Logan International, Baltimore/Washington International and Newark Liberty International.
Now, all Boingo subscribers will get free and fast Wi-Fi as soon as they connect in any one of these airports and most probably many other people will be likely to become Boingo subscribers, given the great offer they’re bringing.
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