Dallas Fort Worth Airport will have free Wi-Fi for all thanks to AT&T

Dallas Fort Worth Airport will have free Wi-Fi for all thanks to AT&T
The next time you and all of your mobile devices trek through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, you won’t have to worry about using up your data quota or paying Wi-Fi access fees. The DFW Board of Directors have approved a deal that will allow AT&T to provide free Wi-Fi access at all five terminals to all travelers.

Slated to launch in September, the service will require customers to view a 30-second advertisement for every 40 minutes of usage. It will cover more than 6 million square feet of space and be accessible by the over 57 million travelers that pass through DFW every year.

In addition to offering free service, AT&T plans on upgrading the current network by increasing speeds and covering an even wider area that will eventually encompass parking garages and gate accessible areas.

"The deal to provide AT&T Wi-Fi access across DFW Airport is a tremendous leap forward for our passengers in terms of speed and coverage area, and it answers one of our most frequently-requested customer enhancements," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport.  "We are very pleased to join with AT&T, our Dallas-based neighbor, to provide world-class and complimentary Wi-Fi service for everyone who visits DFW."

Overall, a 30-second ad for 40 minutes of service seems very, very reasonable. What do you think? Is this a fair advertisement trade off for free service? Would you like to see service like this offered in more places?

source: PRNewsWire



6. Penny

Posts: 1882; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

"6 million squad feet..." - I like the new word, just don't think it was what you were looking for. More to the point, I would kind of expect airports to have free WiFi by now. When travelling internationally, I rely on the free WiFi at foreign airports to be able to check e-mails and access the internet until I reach my destination. I'm sure it would be just as useful in the U.S. for people travelling here to be able to access the WiFi. (I know, this is an example of a niche use, but it would still be beneficial to all travelers.)

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just hope i don't have to pay just to use Airport's wifi cause i think it's pointless. so i will try it out when i'm their

4. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

More airports should have free WiFi. I was surprise to see that O'Hare didn't have it. f**k you O'Hare, and Boingo.

3. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

They should restrict it to those who can pay for it. This cheapens the service.

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

this will be useful for everyone including me :)

1. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Definitely! There is no free lunch :D

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