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Think Fast for 30 Free Minutes of WiFi at New York City's Airports

July 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM | by | ()

Okay—so it’s better than nothing, as we’re making some concourse connectivity progress when it comes to the technology offerings at airports in and around New York City.

JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark are now flipping the switch on complimentary WiFi; however, just note that usage will be limited to 30 minutes. That’s plenty of time to check-in on social media, or to update the boss to let her know that you’ve come down with a cold and won’t be into the office—perhaps because you're actually on the way to a long weekend away.

The new deal is all part of a plan by those folks in charge of the airports—the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. They also oversee things a little bit up the Hudson River as well, so the WiFi will also be an option at Stewart International Airport.

The free WiFi comes via a partnership with Boingo, so after 30 minutes you’ll be expected to hand over some credit card digits in exchange for a little more uptime.

This is hardly the best news we could expect in 2014, but at least 30 minutes will give you some time to complain on Twitter and Facebook about the lack of free WiFi at the airports—and your delayed departure.

[Photo: Dennis Jarvis]

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