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I finished my season three weeks ago, but that didn’t mean I had no more events on the calendar. In fact, my schedule was loaded with trips and events. First off was an Olympic race in Santa Barbara. Then we’d be off to Kona – not to race this year, but as spectators. We planned to hurry home from the Big Island in time to participate in the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) event in San Diego, followed by the Tram Challenge in Palm Springs the week after. And the list of activities went on and on. But those plans came to a screeching halt in the blink of an eye. Remember that Olympic race in Santa Barbara? Well, that’s where the unraveling began with a bike collision one mile from T2. Fortunately, the other rider was unharmed. Me…. not so much. I’m sitting here today with four fractures in my pelvis, which means no weight-bearing for 4-6 weeks. If you are an athlete or live with one, you know that hearing this is like a death sentence. Now, this most certainly is an exaggeration, but in the first moments after hearing these words, that’s what it feels like. And, in

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Staying Mindful in a Tech-Driven World


Sometimes we read that technology can add stress to our lives. Maybe we’re biased, but we say technology can help relieve stress, and even improve mental health! As we observe our annual Health Week, we‘ve asked some of our coworkers how they relax. Here’s what they shared:

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Come Together on World Wi-Fi Day


World Wi-Fi Day is today, June 20th. For us, it’s a big deal. As you know, Wi-Fi is our thing! To celebrate, today we’re hooking up the public (literally and figuratively) with fast and free Wi-Fi sessions through the Boingo Media network at select airports, shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops and other locations. But what is World Wi-Fi Day all about?

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Long Live Wi-Fi


Today Wi-Fi connects our phones, tablets, wearables, gaming consoles, even our refrigerators. But what does the future hold for Wi-Fi? Can it thrive to power next-gen connectivity? The short answer is yes, but our CTO Dr. Derek Peterson recently penned the below article that will tell you why Wi-Fi is in fact here to stay. It originally appeared on Fortune magazine. Enjoy!

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Boingo CTO Calls for Convergence


Boingo helps the world stay connected. Over our 15+ year history, we’ve achieved many milestones to bring people connectivity, whenever they want, wherever they go. We are now tackling our next endeavor—creating the converged network of the future where licensed and unlicensed spectrum coexist. Convergence makes the connected world of tomorrow possible and is central to unlocking new opportunities, from smart cities and IoT to smart homes, autonomous vehicles and more. To share our vision, Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo CTO, presents the following manifesto, which calls for convergence. Go here to view, download and print your Convergence Manifesto.

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‘Tis the Season for Blazing Fast Wi-Fi


The holidays. A time for nutmeg and nutcrackers, fa-la-las and figgy pudding, reindeer and rooftops and for many … travel. From jet setting up the coast to traveling around the world, millions of people hit the friendly skies during the peak holiday travel season. And whether you need airport Wi-Fi to stream a college football bowl game or play the latest dreidel app, Boingo is here to keep you connected over the holidays with fast, free Wi-Fi. How fast? Santa’s-sleigh-going-round-the-world-in-one-night fast.

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Get in the Travel Groove!


Peak travel season is upon us. As the most traveled holiday of the year (49 million people to be exact), there’s a good chance you’ll be somewhere you can use Boingo. And since you’re already going to be hustlin’ and bustlin’, why not add groovin’ to the list?

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Get Free Wi-Fi and Games From Amazon Underground and Boingo!


Whether you’re on the go, on the grind, or just want to get on the Internet, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! We recently joined forces with Amazon (yes, “THE” Amazon) to offer free Wi-Fi for Android users who download Boingo’s Wi-Finder app from Amazon Underground.

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Using Wi-Fi Safely: A Lesson in Hotspot Security


We love keeping you connected to your favorite people and places. With that comes some online responsibility — for us and for you.

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Boingo Stadium Stories: Game Day at K-State


A Ticket and a Smartphone: The game day experience goes mobile for K-State, powered by Boingo. Check out the video! Continue reading

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What a Year!


We had quite the year here at Boingo. We introduced new technology, won awards, hosted events and had fun doing it! I wish we had room to mention them all, but here are just a handful of the many milestones we passed along the road to 2016.