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LAX: Look for Wi-Fi coming soon to LAX--and it will be free

June 05, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles times staff writer
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles…)

Following the lead of many airports large and small, LAX management has approved a proposal to allow free Wi-Fi, starting as early as this summer. Current fees start at $6.

Under the new plan, passengers will be able to use basic Wi-Fi services for free for sessions lasting less than 45 minutes. Passengers also will be able to choose to pay for premium and uninterrupted Wi-Fi service for a 24-hour period, officials say.

The Board of Airport Commissioners Monday approved the $663,333 two-year concession agreement plus a one-year extension option with Advanced Wireless Group LLC to provide the free Wi-Fi service.

The agreement calls for the company to upgrade, operate, and maintain the public wireless Internet system at the airport for minimum annual guaranteed revenues to Los Angeles World Airports of $283,333 in the first year, $380,000 in the second year, and $420,000 in the third option year, if exercised.

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