DIA joins the short list of American airports that offer free wireless Internet access. Other airports include San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Portland (Oregon), to name a few. Denver International has seen a ten-fold increase in users since the service was made free. Previously, the service had been set at $7.95 for a 24-hour connection.
I really hope other airports follow suit. It’s better to sell ads against free wireless (DIA’s connection has some ads, as do others) than to hope that people pony up $8-$10 for a 24-hour connection that’ll get maybe a few hours’ use. Plus, with the growing availability of 3G-enabled phones that can be tethered to laptops, paying for airport wireless seems sillier all the time.
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