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

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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Heartbleed Bug Impact @ Boingo

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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Industry Terms Defined: Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, and Next Generation Hotspot, Oh My!

Ever wondered what the differences between Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint and Next Generation Hotspot are? Look no further. We’ve got your breakdown on industry terminology here. Continue reading

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Travel Guru Gary Arndt Averages 33 Minutes of Boingo Wi-Fi A Day!

Most of you have probably heard of Gary Arndt — the man behind @EverywhereTrip — and feasted your eyes upon his scores of stunning travel photos. What you may not know is that he’s a long-time Boingo superfan and travel superhero. Continue reading

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Never Worry About Data Security Again: Introducing Boingo’s Free Security VPN for iOS

Savvy Wi-Fi citizens should not only be on the lookout for fast and nearby hotspots, but also be sure to lock down a secure Internet connection. Accessing open Wi-Fi signals can expose you to hackers, malware, and viruses, which can put private information at risk. At Boingo, we don’t want you to worry about practicing Internet safety, so we’ve developed a handy solution for you – Boingo Security VPN! Continue reading

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Like Boingo’s Wi-Finder App? Nominate Us For Best iPhone Travel App!

  If you’ve been using Boingo’s Wi-Finder app to access hotspots on your Apple iOS device, would you do us the honor of nominating Boingo for Best iPhone Travel App for About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards? Our aim with Wi-Finder for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is to help you find and connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, whether you’re around town or traveling on the road. We also want to help you keep down your monthly smartphone bill by offering you the option of connecting to Wi-Fi so you don’t run the risk of surpassing your cellular monthly megabyte limit and/or racking up roaming fees. So if Wi-Finder is doing its job for you, we’d be grateful if you took a minute to nominate Boingo. Click here to get started. Simply login through Facebook or About.com and cast y our vote. Many thanks!

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Has Wi-Fi Become a “Must Have” for Home Entertainment Devices?

Hot on the heels of CES, the research firm NPD In-Stat released research this week about the significant growth in integrated Wi-Fi support for everything from digital TVs and Blu-ray players, to game consoles, picture frames and set top boxes. The company’s VP of research claims that Wi-Fi has moved from a “nice-to-have” feature to a “must-have” feature for any new consumer entertainment device, because consumers expect to be able to move content from device to device, and Wi-Fi’s established market penetration — along with new uses made possible by innovations like Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Display — makes it the obvious technology of choice. As a self-avowed tech wonk (and longtime Internet nutjob), all of my network-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes (including an Apple TV) are connected to the Internet and are accessible to each other. But I’m a nutjob. And since I was ahead of the curve, I had to find ways to get Ethernet cables to each device, since they weren’t Wi-Fi enabled. But this ultimately created a much better content ecosystem for our family. How so? We use Apple’s Remote application to play music and videos throughout the house on various available speakers and

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

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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Got Fire? Now There’s a Boingo Wi-Fi App for Kindle Fire Owners!

Splendid news for eReader fans: we have officially launched the Boingo Wi-Fi app for the Amazon Kindle Fire! You can download the free app from the Amazon Appstore for Android. The Boingo Wi-Fi app helps you locate and connect to free and Boingo hotspots worldwide. Get online at over 400,000 Boingo hotspots on your Kindle Fire and download movies, music, magazines, books, games and more.  If you already have a Boingo account, just launch the app and enter your login information. Or, you can sign up for a new account directly from the app. Own a Barnes & Noble Nook Color? There’s a Boingo Wi-Fi app for that, too.