LAX mulls upgrade in Internet service
Faster free Internet may be coming soon for travelers awaiting flights at Los Angeles International Airport. A new contract with Internet company Boingo would allow connection speeds that are more than four times faster than the current system, according to a report prepared for Los Angeles World Airports’ Board of Airport Commissioners, which OK’d the contract last week. Speeds would reach 5 megabits per second, making the LAX Wi-Fi about half as fast as Time Warner Cable’s basic home connection. It would still be an improvement over what LAX offers now: The more than 1.2 million passengers who use the airport’s free Internet each month get a system that reaches a speed of 1.2 megabits per second.