LAX mulls up­grade in In­ter­net ser­vice

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - — Brian Sumers

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.

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