Google Offers Free Internet in 47 Airports Until 1/15

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In case you missed this on the front page of Google today, they are offering free WiFi at 47 participating airports and on every Virgin America flight from now until January 15, 2010. Many other airports already offer free internet, so give it a try when traveling. From their FAQ:

Q. What are you announcing?
In addition to working with Virgin America, Google has partnered with over 45 airports across the country to offer complimentary WiFi to travelers passing through these cities this holiday season (November 10, 2009 through January 15, 2010).

Q. Why is Google doing this?
We’d like to make the holiday travel crunch a little easier and more pleasant – and what better way to do it than with what we know best: the Internet?

Q. Who is powering this service?
We are working with Boingo, Advanced Wireless Group, Time Warner Cable, Electronic Media Systems, Lilypad as well as numerous airports that provide wireless services themselves.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Is it not a bit disingenous to suggest you are offering free wi-fi at airports where it is already free? Take Orlando and Las Vegas, for starters…

  3. ahhh where is LAX….absurd. 🙁

  4. I wish Google would sponsor free internet on the NYC subway

  5. I used it yesterday at the Miami Airport . I thought that the connection was going to be kind of slow given that it was free and most people was going to be using it, but it was surprisingly fast… the only string attached to this was that it tried to make me install Chrome (Google’s browser), but you have the option to opt out and just use your default browser.

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