Sprint to Provide Wi-Fi Service in Louisville Airport

2nd Jul 2004

The Louisville Regional
Airport Authority (LRAA) has awarded Sprint a multiyear contract to
implement and operate Wi-Fi services at Louisville International Airport
(LIA). This is the third airport communications-services contract awarded
to Sprint, which also provides service at Kansas City International and
Salt Lake City International airports. The contract was previously held by

“Our goal is to be the airport of choice for travelers in our region, and
Sprint’s Wi-Fi service helps us achieve that goal,” said Skip Miller, LRAA
Executive Director. “It also enhances our attractiveness as a gateway
destination.” The airport currently serves over 3.5 million passengers
annually. Sprint will provide Louisville International Airport visitors
with Sprint PCS(SM) Wi-Fi Access, a high-speed wireless data service.
Beginning July 1, users will be able to enjoy the convenience and
productivity benefits of Sprint PCS Wi-Fi Access in all airport passenger
areas - at peak speeds up to 100 times faster than standard dial-up.

Sprint is focusing on providing Wi-Fi services in high-traffic areas such
as airports, hotels, convention centers and other public venues where
customers tend to need it most and can derive the greatest benefit. Under
the agreement, Sprint PCS Wi-Fi Access customers will be able to add
Louisville International Airport to the list of locations available to
them to stay connected to the Internet, access their corporate networks,
or check e-mail via a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or PDA while away from the
office. The Denver International, Philadelphia International and Raleigh
Durham International airports are others slated to be served by Sprint
later this year via roaming agreements.

“Wait time before or between flights can be made more productive for the
business traveler,” explained Wes Dittmer, general manager-WLAN Services,
Sprint. “We are creating a connection convenience by providing
multimegabit wireless data speeds at an ever-growing list of venues that
are frequented by mobile employees.”

Users will need a mobile device with a Wi-Fi card or embedded with Wi-Fi technology. Service users have two ways
to connect: through Web-based login using one’s Internet browser, or by
using Sprint PCS Connection Manager(SM) software with Wi-Fi, which enables
customers to manage the service in hundreds of other Sprint-compatible
public Wi-Fi ZONES(TM) in a consistent and convenient manner by simply
pressing ‘Go’ once registered.




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