by Trevor Williams | October 31, 2012
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is reducing its fees for Wi-Fi Internet to $4.95 for 24 hours of access as it works toward providing the service free of charge in 2013.
The airport is spending $1.6 million to install its own Wi-Fi infrastructure, replacing third-party operators, in an effort to handle the expected increase in traffic when the world's busiest airport's 90 million annual passengers beginning accessing the free hotspot, according to a spokeswoman. The previous charge for daily access was $7.95.
The upgrade is one of many technology developments planned for the airport in the City of Atlanta's fiscal 2013 budget ncluding offer its versions of its website in Spanish, French and German, 4G antennas and an iPhone app with flight information, among other improvements.