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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Hotspot 2.0 is Here, and It’s Awesome: An Overview

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Heard about Hotspot 2.0, and want to learn more about this improved connectivity experience? Read on. Continue reading

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Boingo Execs Are Going Hollywood (Florida)

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Boingo’s President and leading executives have gone Hollywood this week at PCIA: Wireless Infrastructure Show. Boingo President Nick Hulse will be a keynote speaker at the event, while Boingo executives will be featured panelists in “The World of Wi-Fi” and “Evolution of DAS” sessions. If you’re attending PCIA, don’t miss these sessions! Continue reading

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Boingo Execs to Present at Airports Council International-North America

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Boingo President Nick Hulse and airport expert Zack Sterngold will be featured presenters at the Airport Council International-North America Conference, taking place Sept. 22-25 in San Jose. They will provide insights on passenger connectivity trends shaping airport wireless networks today, and the mobile-first services that airports and consumers will be clamoring for in the future. Continue reading

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Seamless Wi-Fi® Access Takes One Giant Step Forward

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Boingo recently announced the first commercially available Next Generation Hotspot network at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Want to learn more about what the Next Generation Hotspot protocols are, why they are important, and what they will mean for consumers? Read on. Continue reading

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Dave Graveline of “Into Tomorrow” Interviews CEO Dave Hagan at CES 2012 [Video]

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According to Dave Graveline of “Into Tomorrow,” “Boingo saves the day!” Graveline, an award-winning broadcaster covering technology, has been a longtime Boingo member since the days when we had just over 10,000 hotspots. In the video above, Graveline interviews Boingo CEO Dave Hagan on the company’s progress over the last decade — from the growth of our Wi-Fi ecosystem, the apps we’ve built for easy online access, the Wi-Fi operator partnerships we’ve forged, to how we’ve met the insatiable demand for Internet bandwidth on mobile devices. Watch the video to take a walk down memory lane with Boingo and hear CEO Dave Hagan discuss his vision for the company going forward. We’re especially charmed that Dave Graveline is such a fan of Boingo Wi-Fi. Our favorite Graveline quote: “Travel requires not just Wi-Fi; it requires Boingo.”    

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Nashville Airport Wins 2011 Best Airport Concessions Program — Hooray!

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Congratulations to Nashville International Airport (BNA) for winning the 2011 Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence, an annual ACI-NA accolade that recognizes the best overall airport concessions program! Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) evaluates airports in Canada and the U.S. across seven concession categories, including food, retail, and customer service. There are three winners in each category but only one victor for the best overall airport concessions program. We’re thrilled for Nashville Airport — and not just because Boingo manages the Wi-Fi network there. Through our frequent visits to BNA, we’ve experienced for ourselves the all-around awesomeness of the airport’s concessions. We’ve indulged in Memphis-style barbecue at the award-winning Neely’s Bar-B-Que, and we’ve sipped on cocktails during music performances at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Live music, in fact, is what makes BNA extra-special: their “Arts at the Airport” program features a full calendar of live jazz, blues, and good ole country music. The program also showcases a revolving collection of visual arts. Additional nice touches are BNA’s health clinic and green initiatives. We could spend all day exploring the gems at Nashville Airport. Congratulations, BNA team! We’re honored to manage your Wi-Fi service. P.S. If your gadgets are low on battery power, Boingo’s got you covered with charging stations

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Boingo AsYouGo: Wi-Fi For The Intermittent Traveler

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Here at Boingo, when we talk about keeping the traveling community connected, we’re not just referring to road warriors – we also count the good folks who travel occasionally. Our engineers, for example, only wander away from their code for a rare business trip or a much-needed vacation. That’s why we offer Boingo AsYouGo, a pay-per-connection Wi-Fi option to cover you on those sporadic trips. We aim to provide a top-notch Internet experience whether you Boingo frequently or every once in a while. To that end, we’ve listed five tips below for getting the most out of Boingo AsYouGo. 1. Access Boingo AsYouGo On Any Compatible Device Boingo AsYouGo can be used on any Boingo compatible device, including: laptops, tablets, smartphones and eReaders. You can sign up either on our website before you hit the road or at any of the locations we manage and operate (just open the browser when you’re at the hotspot). Rates vary by region. 2. Connect For 24 Hours on One Device at One Location Boingo AsYouGo gives you online access for twenty-four continuous hours on one device at one location. So say you’re at the airport on a ridiculously long layover. The one-time AsYouGo

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One-Hour Boingo Wi-Fi Credits for Apple iOS Now Available Worldwide


The Boingo Wi-Fi Credits app is now available to Apple iOS fans all over the globe — rock on!  Boingo Wi-Fi Credits — an app that makes it easy to buy one-hour increments of Boingo Wi-Fi directly from iTunes — was previously available only to U.S. residents. While we’ve been thrilled by the popular demand for Wi-Fi Credits, we knew our work was far from done for our global community. Today, we’re relieved to fulfill the requests for Boingo Wi-Fi Credits to all countries on the iTunes App Store. Boingo Wi-Fi Credits is ideal for Apple device owners who need Wi-Fi access only occasionally. Buy one-hour bursts of Wi-Fi directly through the app and confirm with your iTunes account credentials. The base price for a global one-hour Wi-Fi credit is £2.99; the iTunes billing system automatically converts that price based on Apple’s predefined matrix of currency conversion rates. The benefit: you’ll be billed in your local currency with no conversion charges from your credit card provider.  The free app is available for download through iTunes and is compatible with Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with OS version 3.0 or later. The app also identifies Boingo hotspots and allows you to search for hotspots

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Boingo Snapshot: Trends We See With Mobile Devices


This morning we distributed something we like to call the “Wi-Fi Snapshot” [DOWNLOAD]. It’s a collection of statistics that we think are interesting, based on what kinds of Wi-Fi enabled devices our web server sees in the 60 airports where we run the network.  It also includes some metrics based on connection/session data we’ve logged over the hundreds of thousands of hotspots that comprise our network. The most significant data point is that for the first time in our history, mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) make up a majority of the Wi-Fi device audience. In June, 58.9% of all Wi-Fi enabled devices that loaded our walled garden page (where we ask if you want to log in or buy access) were not laptops. And 83% of those devices were running iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). This is in stark contrast to 2007, when laptops represented 99.9% of all devices we saw, and most of the other 0.1% were Win CE devices (Pocket PC, Windows Mobile). Another key indicator is the explosive growth of iPads in the marketplace. Remember that when Apple announced the iPad, many pundits claimed the tablet was a product that no one wanted. It wasn’t small enough

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Buy a Wi-Fi Enabled Gadget at InMotion and Get Complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi!

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Our friends at InMotion Entertainment have a fabulous deal for airport shoppers: buy any Wi-Fi enabled product and receive a complimentary one-hour Boingo Wi-Fi access pass (while supplies last). The deal is available at the following Boingo-enabled airports in the U.S.: ATL – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at Concourses A, B, C, D, E DEN – Denver International Airport at Concourses A and B EWR – Newark Liberty International Airport at Terminals B and C IAD – Washington Dulles International Airport at Terminal A IAH – George Bush Intercontinental Airport at Terminal E and International Arrivals Building JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport at Terminal 8 and British Airways Terminal LGA – La Guardia Airport at entrance to C Gates and US Air Terminal MEM – Memphis International Airport at Terminal B MSP – Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at Main Terminal ORD – Chicago O’Hare International Airport at Terminals 1 and 3 STL – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at Terminals A, C, E InMotion Entertainment shops are a traveling gadget lover’s hub for electronics, accessories and entertainment. They have locations at 31 U.S. airports and a total of 54 shops. InMotion offers a variety of the latest electronics, including MP3 players, DVD players, gaming devices, cameras and more. If you forgot certain travel accessories — headphones, auto/air adaptors, power accessories —