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Boingo bought Sprint’s WiFi network at 7 airports

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Boingo Wireless has announced on Oct. 31st that it has acquired 7 North America airport WiFi networks from Sprint. This deal has broadened Boingo’s world largest network of WiFi hotspots to cover even more airport WiFi network that the company already service. Boingo airport service has gone up from 16 airports by 7 to a total of 23 airports which “covering 37 percent of passenger enplanements in the top 100 North American airports” as stated on Boingo press release.

What does this news mean to us airport WiFi users? Could we see a price hike for a WiFi connection at airports as the list of competitive WiFi providers dwindle? Only time could tell. Obviously, the executives at Boingo are aware about this concern and have sweetened this transition for the WiFi users at these airports. Along with this announcement, Boingo has lowered the price of day pass access in these locations to $7.95 for 24 hours of access from $9.95 which Sprint used to charge for the WiFi service at these airports.

In hope to ease this transition Sprint customers at these 7 airports will also retain their WiFi access and also gain WiFi to 16 other airports that currently has Boingo’s WiFi network. There is also a rumor of talk that will allow Sprint airport customers to access the rest of Boingo global networks of WiFi hotspots inside and outside of the airport WiFi arena.

There is no talk of how long this lowered access fee will last but we will stay tuned to anymore new. Here are the list 7 airports that are now offering WiFi access provided by Boingo and not Sprint. Don’t forget to visit our WiFi service rating for these 7 airports.

HOU – Houston William P Hobby WiFi Info & Ratings
IAH – Houston George Bush Intercontinental WiFi Info & Ratings
MEM – Memphis International WiFi Info & Ratings
MKE – Milwaukee General Mitchell International WiFi Info & Ratings
OAK – Oakland International WiFi Info & Ratings
SDF – Louisville International-Standifer Field WiFi Info & Ratings
SLC – Salt Lake City International WiFi Info & Ratings

Now I have to write myself a remainder to update the fee table for these airports to show $7.95 instead of $9.95 yeah!!!..Oh and change from Sprint as the provider to Boingo. Acquisition is a pain and I’m not even a part of it. Get your Airport WiFi information, rating and news at www.airportwifiguide.com

  • http://singingrevolution.com Tanvir

    This is good news for people who fly, although some European countries are advancing at a faster pace. In Estonia WiFi is available all across the country, even at gas stations. (Amazing how far they have come since their independence from Russia). I just saw a website about Estonia’s Singing Revolution – http://singingrevolution.com; this is quite inspirational.

  • Airport WiFi Scout

    I agree with you that a lot of time we will see that European and Asian country are a bit a head of the curve than us in the U.S. interm of telecommunication services including airport WIFI services. However, I still think that in the U.S. we still have higher number of people over all using the Internet (wifi or not) than in Europe or Asia save China.

    I am pretty sure that number of Chinease Internet users will surpass the U.S. soon if not already. But I have to agree with Tanvir that it would be nice if we in the U.S. would be able to have WiFi available all across the country like in Estonia….obviously I am still day dreaming :)

  • Maryanne

    Free WIFI in Houston (at least until 15 Jan).

    Free WiFi for the Holidays

    Google has teamed up with Boingo to bring free WiFi to this airport through January 15. Happy surfing from everyone at Google.

    I had no problem with access in C terminal, and of course they ALSO kindly place lots of power pillars around to keep your laptop and other items charged. That goes a little way to covering those airport taxes eh?