I’m again at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for another jaunt out of town. I recalled reading somewhere online a few weeks ago that the airport was offering free wireless, not the pay through your nose service that was there before. Sure enough, flipping open the laptop, there it is:

Phx-Wifi

This is a welcome change from a place where small pizzas are 10 bucks, bottled water $2, etc. Free! Free Wireless! How cool.

“The new wireless Internet service will allow travelers to sit in comfort as they log on to check their e-mail or even look at the latest headlines from their home town,” said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. “It’s part of our on-going commitment to making Phoenix a great place not only to visit, but to do business.”

Heck, if I lived in the city, Phil may have won my vote with just this move.

Update: Make that free web. They apparently block ports for chat, mail clients, etc. Phil? That vote? Well, it’s still better than nothing.

The post "Free Is Good At The Airport" was originally rescued from the bottom of a stangant pond at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/05/free-is-good-at-the-airport/) on May 8, 2006.

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