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(HOUSTON)– The Houston Airport System gets ahead of the race towards bettering travelers’ airport experiences. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) will now offer free Wi-Fi to customers.

Travelers can connect for free at all of the terminals at hobby and inside terminals A and D at Bush Intercontinental. The project is expected to finish by the end of the year for Bush Intercontinental extending coverage to terminals B, C and E.

“Not only do our customers gain access to free Wi-Fi service, but they’re also enjoying a major upgrade  over the previous fee-based system,” says Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz.  “This new system improves speed and reliability, and it also introduces our customers to one of the most robust Wi-Fi networks found in any U.S. airport.”

Connection speeds are now up to six megabits per second, more than enough to handle streaming video. This will be a major upgrade over the previous paid internet connection.

Coverage at the Hobby Airport and Bush Intercontinental airports included terminals A and D, lobbies, baggage claims, gate areas and food courts.

“Our customers asked for a free and reliable Wi-Fi network when visiting Houston Airports, and this is our response and a huge step forward in enhancing our customers’ traveling experience,” said HAS Chief Technology Officer Lisa Kent. “We are quickly working to launch the free service throughout the remaining terminal areas at Bush Intercontinental by the end of year.”

Customers will not be required to watch advertisements before they connect. Users simply select the SSID, “Free Airport WIFI,” agree to the Terms of Use and connect to the internet.



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