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Articles tagged “wi-fi”

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

Brian Sumers , Skift

The good news is that Internet speeds on American Airlines will improve markedly. The bad? This will take "years," according to an airline spokesman. So travelers should be patient.

1 month ago

Guests Find Ways to Stream Shows Despite Finicky Hotel Wi-Fi

Guests Find Ways to Stream Shows Despite Finicky Hotel Wi-Fi

Seth Porges, Bloomberg

Anyone remember a couple of years ago when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission spanked hotel chains for blocking consumers' bring-your-own Wi-Fi devices at conferences -- and some feared in guest rooms? The brands' distaste for streaming devices and Wi-Fi workarounds was one of the reasons they tried the blocking thing.

1 month ago

Germany Will No Longer Be a Traveler’s Wi-Fi Nightmare

Germany Will No Longer Be a Traveler’s Wi-Fi Nightmare

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Good news for travelers to Germany: The country's draconian internet privacy laws have been loosened and more free Wi-Fi hotspots will soon be available to the public.

7 months ago

Wi-Fi Hotspots in NYC Will Replace Payphone Relics

Wi-Fi Hotspots in NYC Will Replace Payphone Relics

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press

The LinkNYC plan for ubiquitous Wi-Fi on NYC streets would help locals and travelers keep their data expenses in check and could be a model for other tech-savvy cities.

11 months ago

Wi-Fi Demand at Conventions Is Huge, and It’s Only Getting Bigger

Wi-Fi Demand at Conventions Is Huge, and It’s Only Getting Bigger

Greg Oates, Skift

Meeting planners are asking hotels with large convention space to prove the quality of the Wi-Fi before signing any contracts. They're also willing to pay for solid Wi-Fi versus always asking for comp'd service.

1 year ago

How Fast Is the ‘Fastest Internet at Sea?’

How Fast Is the ‘Fastest Internet at Sea?’

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Speedy broadband internet connectivity really does improve the experience on cruise ships. If cruise lines have any change of attracting millennials en masse, it starts with high-speed Wi-Fi.

1 year ago

Gogo CEO Doesn’t Care Whether the Future of Wi-Fi Is Free or Not

Gogo CEO Doesn’t Care Whether the Future of Wi-Fi Is Free or Not

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In-flight Wi-Fi, with satellite service coming, is going go to get a helluva lot better. But like the initial rollout of air-to-ground-based Wi-Fi, it is going to take years.

1 year ago

Carnival Corp. Brings High-Speed Wi-Fi to All Global Brands

Carnival Corp. Brings High-Speed Wi-Fi to All Global Brands

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Carnival Corp. is wise to leverage its global scale and overhaul its global connectivity infrastructure across all brands. Internet access lets cruisers have a better time onboard.

1 year ago

German Hotels and Public Spaces May Finally Get Free Wi-Fi

German Hotels and Public Spaces May Finally Get Free Wi-Fi

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Germany's draconian laws governing Internet access liability may finally come to an end, allowing hotels to offer more robust free Wi-Fi options.

1 year ago

Carnival Expanding Cheap Social Media Access to Entire Fleet

Carnival Expanding Cheap Social Media Access to Entire Fleet

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By offering low-cost social media access to passengers, Carnival Cruise Lines will enable cruisers to generate positive online marketing for the company. Perhaps they are seeing the value, and cost-effectiveness, of relying on customer testimonials instead of traditional marketing methods.

1 year ago

Hilton Gets Aggressive Telling Travelers the Lowest Price Is Only on Hilton.com

Hilton Gets Aggressive Telling Travelers the Lowest Price Is Only on Hilton.com

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels these days are doing everything they can to drive direct traffic to their own channels. Hilton's latest TV ad, though, plays a little fast and loose with the truth.

1 year ago

Virgin America’s Pick for In-Flight Wi-Fi Signals a Change for Passenger Experience

Virgin America’s Pick for In-Flight Wi-Fi Signals a Change for Passenger Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The faster Wi-Fi and new Red In-Flight Entertainment are great news for passengers, but we hope Virgin America will find a business model that will help it keep the service free in future.

1 year ago