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Port Authority Approves Free Wi-Fi Deal For Airport Travelers

JFK Airport as seen from Chopper 880. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

JFK Airport as seen from Chopper 880. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a new deal with Boingo Wireless that will give travelers up to 30 minutes of free Internet access at the New York City area’s major airports.

The service will be available at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Stewart and Newark Liberty airports as early as this fall, the Port Authority said.

Once the complimentary minutes are up, a daily rate of $7.95 or a monthly fee of $9.95 applies, CBS 2 reported.

It currently costs travelers $4.95 an hour or $7.95 for 24 hours to access the Internet at the airports.

The Global Gateway Alliance, an airport advocacy group, says the plan is similar to many used at airports around the country, though some airports do offer unlimited Wi-Fi.

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