RDU to Expand Wi-Fi Internet Services to Include Complimentary Option

RDU Airport, NC – The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board today approved a new public Wi-Fi internet program that will feature a complimentary option, as well as a premium paid service for power users. The Airport Authority has selected Concourse Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boingo Wireless, Inc. to provide the new service.

The complimentary, or “no cost” option, offers a 45 minute connection. After the session times out, passengers can log back in for additional sessions. The complimentary option is designed for casual users who want to check their email or surf the web.

The paid option is a premium service for 24 hour access that, unlike the complimentary option, will not feature ads and will have a higher download speed. Power users are those who need a higher connection in order to connect to corporate VPNs, email large files or stream video.

The cost for the premium connection is $7.95 for 24 hours or $9.95 for Boingo’s monthly plan.

The new service is scheduled to begin on or before July 2.

New Air Service Arrives at RDU
In the past few months, airlines serving RDU have announced new service. This Sunday, April 22, Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service to Houston.

On May 17, BahamasAir will begin offering service from RDU to The Grand Bahama Island. The airline is replacing the service from Vision Airlines.

As announced last week, United Airlines will begin offering non-stop service between RDU and San Francisco International Airport. Tickets for the service are now available for purchase.


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