ATLANTA -- Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is working to offer free Wi-Fi service by fall 2013.
They expect more passengers will need an upgraded public wireless internet system, so they are now lowering the cost. As of Thursday, passengers can use Wi-Fi for $4.95 per day.
In making this change, Hartsfield-Jackson moves towards fully operating and maintaining its wireless system. Until now, they have relied on intermediary wireless Internet service providers.
"I am pleased to announce that Hartsfield-Jackson is one step closer to offering truly free Wi-Fi," Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said. "As a global aviation hub, Hartsfield-Jackson connects hundreds of thousands of passengers with communities worldwide every day. Free Wi-Fi will make it easier for these passengers to conduct their professional and personal business during their time at the Airport."
When passengers access the internet at the Airport, the Wi-Fi system displays a splash page that gives them free access to some information including the website for the Airport, and airline and rental car companies. Customers have the option of pay $4.95 for full internet access for 24 hours.
The reduced rate is the first step towards free Wi-Fi at Hartsfield-Jackson.