Boingo's CEO figured out how to monetize "free" Wi-Fi

Aug 2, 2017
David Hagan explains how the company went from charging $74.95 a month to giving away the service and still stayed in business.

David Hagan, Boingo CEO, thinks the smartphone of the future is “going to be distributed within us.”
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3 ways to protect your online privacy

Apr 21, 2017
Cybersecurity expert Ed Stroz advises on Wi-Fi, VPNs and pass codes.
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New York plans to boost broadband infrastructure

Mar 24, 2017
New York is looking to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband access to every household in the Empire State by the end of next year. It would be the first state in the country to pull that off. Many poor and rural areas lack broadband.  Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

Wi-Fi kiosks going up in New York city

Jan 5, 2016
NYC is getting rid of pay phones, opting for public Wi-Fi instead.

National parks consider adding Wi-Fi

Nov 3, 2014
Quick, I need to take a selfie with this geyser.

Want faster internet connection? Go to the moon.

May 29, 2014
Scientists from NASA and MIT have developed a way to create a wi-fi hotspot on the moon.
So it's made out of cheese AND is a wi-fi hot spot?
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AT&T jumps on board with airplane Wi-Fi

Apr 30, 2014
Until this week, the in-flight internet business was dominated by Gogo.

For public good, not for profit.

Get ready to stream: more Wi-Fi coming your way

Feb 20, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission votes to set aside more of the wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi.

Park in Israel equipping donkeys with Wi-Fi routers

Aug 22, 2012
So now you can don biblical garb and ride an ancient animal while looking up your location on Wikipedia.
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New York seeks to refashion pay phones

Jul 12, 2012
As people stop using pay phones, New York launches plan to convert the booths into Wi-Fi hotspots. Watch out for sidewalk gridlock.
As people stop using pay phones, New York launches plan to convert the booths into Wi-Fi hotspots.
New York City Department of Transportation