Wayport Storms Silicon Valley With Wired and Wireless High-Speed Internet Access for Area Hotels; 24

30th Oct 2000

SAN FRANCISCO—In Silicon Valley, Wayport, Inc. is responding to the needs of the technology corridor through rapid deployment of its ‘always on’ high-speed wired and wireless Internet access in area hotels.

Wayport is building a substantial footprint in this technology-savvy metropolitan area with 17 Silicon Valley hotels already live and seven others scheduled to be installed within the next few months.

“Silicon Valley is a destination frequented by business travelers who are early adopters of new technologies and Wayport has recognized their need for dependable, convenient access to families and corporate networks,” said Dave Vucina, chief executive officer of Wayport, Inc. “We are meeting that need by delivering high-speed, portable Internet access to a broad array of hotels in a region where users consistently expect the latest in cutting-edge services.”

Wayport’s wired access in guestrooms and meeting rooms and wireless in the lobby, meeting rooms and public areas such as the pool and restaurants allow guests to browse the Web, send or receive email and access corporate networks at speeds 50 to 200 times faster than traditional dial-up modems or cellular connections from anywhere in the hotel.

For a nominal fee, guests at each hotel can use Wayport’s wired or wireless Ethernet connection to send and receive email or surf the Web at T1 speed throughout the hotel properties. Through a simple connection process, guests and meeting attendees bypass dial-up times, busy signals and the hassle of local access numbers.


In addition to Wayport’s expanding footprint in Silicon Valley, the company recently launched its service at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Austin Bergstrom International Airport, with plans to launch another major-market U.S. airport by year-end. Currently, the company is offering 50 free wireless connects per user available at wireless service locations from now through the end of the year to encourage participation in its membership program.




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