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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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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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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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CES 2013: Boingo’s Chief Scientist Talks Hotspot 2.0

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Boingo’s Chief Scientist is talking Hotspot 2.0 at CES 2013. The “Hotspot 2.0: How Passpoint Will Change Wireless Communications” panel takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at LVCC N261. Continue reading

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Boingo VP Demystifies Hotspot 2.0 at CEA Industry Forum

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Boingo’s Christian Gunning participated on the panel, Next Generation Wireless, What You’ll Need to Know, and explained the premise behind some of the most promising and fascinating wireless technologies, including Hotspot 2.0. Continue reading

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IDG Features Boingo’s Strategy to Plant Hotspots All Over the Universe

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Boingo’s leadership in the growing universe of Boingo hotspots is featured in an IDG article by Mikael Ricknäs; the article has been syndicated across the IDG network on various trade publications including PC World, CIO and Network World. Cool! Kudos to Christian Gunning, our director of corporate communications for his contribution to the article.  Here are the highlights: The number of worldwide public Wi-Fi hotspots is expected to quadruple, and total 5.8 million by 2012, as operators look for ways to reduce traffic on their mobile networks, according to a recent study by Informa Telecoms and Media. “One of our strategic initiatives right now is to expand coverage into categories that haven’t been built out, but will be,” said [Christian] Gunning. Few big national restaurant chains in the U.S. have hotspots in their restaurants…restaurants will see a big build out in the next three or four years, he said. Wi-Fi hotspots in sports arenas, concert halls and shopping malls will also become more prevalent. Wi-Fi hotspots are also about to become more integrated with mobile networks thanks to a specification called Hotspot 2.0, which is being developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It allows users to automatically move between the two network