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Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To Airports For The Holidays

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By Chris Scott Barr

Traveling during the holiday season isn’t always the most fun. With crowded airports and the risk of getting snowed in, many people will do their best to steer clear of flying when possible. Of course, if your loved ones are on the other side of the country, you don’t have much of a choice. Thankfully if you do get stuck in an airport this season, one company is making sure that at the very least, you’ll have internet access.

Google has announced that they are making free Wi-Fi available in 47 airports across the US. You can click here for the full list of covered locations. Google isn’t rolling out some sort of new wireless service, but instead paying the service providers to allow everyone free access. They are also matching donations made while at the airports (using Google Checkout) up to $250k. The contributions will go to your choice of charitable organizations. Also if you’re in one of these locations after November 16, you can submit a photo of yourself for a chance to win a number of different (and unnamed) prizes.

[ FreeHolidayWiFi ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]








  • no_sweat

    YAYYY! Thanks for posting this!!! I'm traveling in November and December! And Orlando is on the list so hooray for free internet!! :D

  • mcman

    You know what? I'm going to follow suit. I will make WIFI free in my house as well (actually I'm stealing the signal from my neighbor but it's the thought that counts, right? Right?

  • Jessicat

    Google is so awesome. A great place to work, new things coming out, and caring. An amazing company if you ask me.

  • bobbyAfra

    Big deal. Bing HAS been doing that for a few months now and they are also offering free wifi in spots other than just airports. BUT I DONT SEE YOU GUYS DOING AN ARTICLE ABOUT THAT?!?!? Are we starting to become Google fanboys just like Apple, where if the company sneezes we have to report on it as if it were a revalation?

  • Phlow

    This is awesome! I plan on doing a lot of traveling this holiday season, and this will definitely make things easier. And BobbyAfra, bing is offering limited free wifi but they require you to do some searches with bing first- LAME

  • no_sweat

    They have wayyyyyyyyy more airports than Bing.

  • EspritOuvert

    Perfect for when you have a 3 hour layover, but wait, the flight has to be delayed another hour… Unfortunately, it doesn't include my airports of choice.

  • EspritOuvert

    Perfect for when you have a 3 hour layover, but wait, the flight has to be delayed another hour… Unfortunately, it doesn't include my airports of choice.