Way to be awesome, Denver International Airport


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.

DIA sets Wi-Fi free [Denver Post] via Wi-Fi Net News