Category Archives: Technology

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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.

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We Just Did Something S.M.A.R.T.!


When you’re traveling, it’s always nice to have a little piece of home with you. Well, we’ve got just the thing, because Boingo’s fastest tier delivers speeds faster than the average home broadband experience! The average broadband connection speed in the United States is 12.6Mbps, while we offer new blazing-fast speeds of up to 20 Mbps for power users and subscribers. In the latter half of December, over 5.8 million travelers will by flying home or away, and we’re here to connect them (and hopefully you)! These new faster speeds are part of Boingo’s S.M.A.R.T. network approach, which stands for Secure, Multiplatform, Analytics-Driven, Responsive and Tiered. Each location has its own unique network, and continually self-regulates its performance to serve customers based on their current needs. Now that’s innovative. One of the best parts of S.M.A.R.T. is you have choices. Power users who need their airport Wi-Fi to function like an extension of their home or office environment can choose from several paid options, including speeds of 20Mbps – bursting to 50Mbps. All Boingo subscribers, including those enrolled in the American Express Preferred Plan, will automatically receive the highest tier of speed when they log in. How’s that for white glove service? So, whether you’re

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Travelers Turn to Airports for Mobile Travel information


This guest post is authored by Scott Phillips, Boingo’s Vice President of Airports. Airports are prioritizing improving the passenger experience, and there’s a specific trend that is prompting airports to re-evaluate communication strategies and initiatives with passengers.