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FAA panel: Wi-Fi is safe during takeoff and landing

If you’re even a semi-frequent flier, those moments between takeoff and 10,000 feet can be annoying if all you really want to do is finish a time-sensitive email right away. Now, there’s hope. According to the Wall Street Journal, a panel has recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration relax regulations restricting use of Wi-Fi below… Read More

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FCC issues order to boost wireless connectivity at stadiums, tunnels, airports

Have you ever lost your cell phone connectivity in a tunnel, subway or sports stadium? We have, including some of our frustrating visits to CenturyLink Field here in Seattle. Well, a new order from the Federal Communications Commission could help solve this wireless bottleneck. The FCC recently adopted new policies around the use of signal boosters, amplifiers… Read More

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Google, Boingo bring free Wi-Fi to 4,000 hotspots (but not for Windows Phone or iPhone)

Boingo Wireless and Google Play announced a new partnership today to bring free Wi-Fi to more than 4,000 hotspots across the country, including 15 airports (Chicago O’Hare, New York’s JFK, Seattle-Tacoma, etc.) as well subways, restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. The offering is part of Boingo’s new Cloud Nine Media platform, an advertising platform which… Read More

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Free Wi-Fi arrives at 50 airports this holiday, thanks to Skype

Travelers across the U.S. will get a little holiday cheer thanks to Skype, which announced today that it is rolling out free Wi-Fi at 50 airports from December 21st to December 27th. San Francisco, Portland and Spokane are all on the list, but interestingly you won’t get the promotion if traveling through Sea-Tac in Seattle…. Read More