Google Gives Free Wifi to Airports for Holidays

November 10, 2009 by
Filed under: DAILY Dose of PC News 

In another announcement from Google, Google is teaming with Boingo Wireless (a large wireless wifi/hotspot provider) to provide FREE WIFI ACCESS to hundreds of airports through out the country during the busiest time of the year (for travelers) – the holidays.

In a surprise announcement, Google stated, “We’re very happy to extend our Holiday Wi-Fi gift to the millions of people who will spend time in airports over the next few months,” said Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google. “We know that this is a very hectic travel season for people, and we hope that free Wi-Fi will make both traveling and connecting with friends and family a little bit easier.”

The FAA has estimated that over 150 million passengers will pass through these airports between Thanksgiving and through January 15th, the article states. That’s a lot of people who will get the opportunity to not have to pay $6/hour or even up to $40/day in some cases to use wifi to get on the internet while they are waiting to board.

So will an airport near you be receiving this generous gift? You can find out here to see which airports will be participating. Safe and happy travels!

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2 Comments on Google Gives Free Wifi to Airports for Holidays

  1. Max Celibataire on Fri, 13th Nov 2009 10:32 am
  2. Ok, now Im impressed! Something will be set up for the good of the consumer, without any financial win? Where’s the trap?This isn’t possible in our world, is it?!

  3. izeby.com on Fri, 13th Nov 2009 11:12 am
  4. Google Gives Free Wifi to Airports for Holidays – PCauthorities.com…

    Google\’s holiday gift – free wifi access to hundreds of airports during the busiest season (holidays) for any customer!…

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