Travel: Google Gifts Free Wifi for 47 Airports
Beginning today Tuesday November 10, 2009, Google will be paying the remaining Wifi bill this year for 47 air ports nation wide. This includes airports in Miami and Orlando, 2 out of 30 busiest airports, as well as five others in Florida. Travelers through smaller airports, such as Montana’s Billings and Bozeman, will also benefit.
“This is one of our holiday gifts to our users, and when you connect, we also hope you’ll take the opportunity to try some of the latest Google products.”, the company said in a statement.
The company is also running a charity campaign to raise money for three nonprofit groups: Engineers without Borders, One Economy Corporation and Climate Savers Computing Initiative. When Google WiFi users first log on, the landing page will offer them the option of donating to the organizations. Google will match donations of up to $250,000 per airport.
This is a really cool move on Google’s part. With all of the congestion in travel due to the fast approaching holiday season, it is comforting to know that while grounded I can enjoy the simple luxury of internet at no extra cost to me. There are also a few other companies that are offering free Wifi connection on air planes. Companies such as Ebay and Lexus will be providing free internet for a limited time during the holiday season. Hows that for a stocking stuffer?
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