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

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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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What IS Boingo, Anyway?

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I have a confession to make. I like to chat it up. So when I was vacationing with my family last week in Washington DC and someone struck up a conversation, I didn’t shy away. While I was standing in a restaurant waiting for a table, I was mistaken for a grad student as there happened to be an MBA mixer going on that evening. Even though my cover was quickly blown when my 9 year old asked me when we were going to be seated (again), the student and I kept talking. He asked me about what it was like to be a “grown up” and about my line of work. After I convinced him to never grow up, I told him about my career in marketing and about Boingo. He said Boingo sounded familiar, so I took this golden opportunity to evangelize! I asked him what he knew about Boingo and he said, “Is it Wi-Fi in airports?” That’s usually the response most people give – and for good reason. Boingo operates the Wi-Fi network at more than 70 major airports worldwide. In fact, 60% of all North American passenger traffic goes through an airport where Boingo runs

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Launching Passpoint Connectivity Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Austin Bergstrom-International Airport has always been a tech trailblazer. This year they became one of the first airports in the world to offer seamless, secure Wi-Fi through Boingo’s Passpoint Secure network. Read on for more details, and to check out our case study video! Continue reading

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Boingo Expands Services in Brazil with Launch of RIOgaleão Airport Wi-Fi

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Sports fans, carnaval revelers and business travelers – we’ve got some good news for you. Boingo recently launched Wi-Fi services at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG), the 2nd biggest airport in Brazil and the main airport serving Rio, an increasingly popular international tourist and business destination. Travelers can enjoy 30 minutes of complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected to their loved ones and post their favorite carnaval and soccer stadium selfies on social media. Need more bandwidth? No problem! Boingo offers premium access options for those needing higher capacity connections. RIOgaleão Airport joins GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport (GRU) in offering Boingo Wi-Fi to travelers in Brazil. First established more than 50 years ago, RIOgaleão is one of the busiest airports in the country. Recently, RIOgaleão Airport has seen a significant increase in passenger traffic, serving a total of approximately 17.1 million passengers in 2013. Boingo ensures that each and every one of the people flying into or out of the airport can stay connected to business, family and friends via our reliable, flexible Wi-Fi services. With Rio de Janeiro hosting the official global summer sporting event of 2016, Boingo has fans covered at RIOgaleão. So grab

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Boingo Nominated for WBA Wi-Fi Industry Award!

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Boingo nominated for “Best Next Generation Hotspot Initiative” for launch of the world’s first Passpoint networks in consumer venues. Continue reading

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Boingo Adds 32,000+ Hotspots to U.S. Wi-Fi Network via Time Warner Cable

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Great news for Boingo subscribers, As You Go users and roaming partners! Users can now access Time Warner Cable’s more than 32,000 hotspots throughout the U.S. Access is currently available only through the Boingo Wi-Finder app. Read on for details on connecting to TWCWiFi hotspots near you. Continue reading

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Boingo Execs Discuss Emerging Wireless Trends at PCIA’s Wireless Infrastructure Show

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Boingo’s execs will be discussing two of the hottest topics at the Wireless Infrastructure Show this week: DAS (aka Distributed Antenna Systems), and the Brazilian wireless upgrades ahead of the World Cup and summer Olympics. Check out our post for more info, and mark your calendars for these panels! Continue reading

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Heartbleed Bug Impact @ Boingo

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We are still reviewing all of our systems to determine potential impact from the Heartbleed bug discovered earlier this week. The good news is that our preliminary reviews show that most Boingo customers should be unaffected. This means that usernames, passwords and credit card information provided during signup and login should not have been exposed by Heartbleed. The one group of customers who have been at risk include ones who have used the Boingo VPN service. As a precaution, we have taken this service offline and will bring it back up once we have updated the necessary components to eliminate the bug. For now, customers will be unable to use the Boingo VPN service. Once the patches are complete, we will send an update to all customers who have used the VPN service in the past, advising them to update their passwords. Just for clarification, the Heartbleed bug means that the exploit existed in the server, but it does not mean that a hacker actually used the exploit to gain information. So even for services that were exposed, the likelihood that information was taken is relatively low. But since there is no way to know whether or not it has

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CES 2014: Boingo Exec Presents Next Steps for Next Generation Hotspot

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If you’ll be at CES, mark your calendar: Boingo’s Dr. Derek Peterson will present an update on Next Generation Hotspot at CES 2014 on the “Wi-Fi to NFC: What’s Next for Wireless Technology” panel on Tuesday, January 7 at 11 a.m. Continue reading

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DAS Scores in Stadiums

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With advanced connectivity at no cost to the fans, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) are in the running for 2013 stadium MVP. So, what’s a DAS anyway? Read on to learn more about this powerful network technology and how DAS systems benefit fans and venue owners. Continue reading