Boston to Become 'Free WiFi Hub' for Meeting Attendees

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has begun offering free wireless Internet access at Boston's Logan International Airport, it recently announced.

Because it also offers free wireless Internet at both the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center, Boston is quickly becoming a "'free WiFi' hub for attendees of conventions and meetings," according to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA).

"One of the most frequently asked questions from our customers is: 'Why don't you have free WiFi at Logan?'" Massport CEO and Executive Director Thomas J. Kinton Jr. said in a statement. "Well, we are pleased to be able to now say, 'We do!'"

Logan's free WiFi will be supported through advertising and sponsorship programs, according to Massport, which said use of its wireless network increased nearly six-fold during a recent two-month free WiFi test at the airport.

"This is the age of the Internet, and with smart phones outselling laptops and more communication being done over the Web than at any time in our history, it's good business to offer our guests both here and at Logan unencumbered access to what they need and want," said MCCA Executive Director James E. Rooney. "Boston isn't just the hub of the universe. It's the hub of free WiFi as well."