Memphis International Airport launched free wi-fi access today. The service is offered through Boingo Wireless. Previously, the airport only offered paid wireless access.
The free, ad-supported wi-fi can be used for basic internet needs, such as checking email, searching the web, or using social media, but those with more data-intensive internet needs, such as streaming video and uploading large files, can purchase premium wi-fi.
"Our customers asked for free Wi-Fi services, and we listened,” said Scott Brockman, Chief Operating Officer for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.
The wi-fi is available at all gates, ticketing, and baggage claim areas. In late December, the rental car area of the airport will also have free wi-fi.