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Free WiFi Connects Travelers At BOS

Travelers going through Boston Logan International (BOS) who want to stay connected can now use free WiFi to do so.

The Massachusetts Port Authority Board has voted to approve the free WiFi to passengers in conjunction with the service provider, Advanced Wireless Group.

“One of the most frequently asked questions from our customers is: ‘Why don’t you have free WiFi at Logan?’ said Thomas J. Kinton Jr., CEO and executive director of Massport. “Well, we are pleased to be able to now say ‘We do!'”

A WiFi system was installed six years ago at the airport; fees collected from travelers using the WiFi had paid for the investment. Now, for the next two years, the free WiFi will be supported by advertising and sponsorship programs.

Google sponsored WiFi for a two-month period in 2009, and the network was used nearly six times as much as before. With this new system, users will get access to free Internet service after watching an advertisement.