Free Wi-Fi coming to Atlanta's airport

Passengers will soon be able to access free Wi-Fi at the world's busiest airport.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is expected to say on Wednesday that it will drop its existing $5 fee to access Wi-Fi in its terminals.

"Now, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and airport officials plan to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the amenity at the airport Wednesday," reports Kelly Yamanouchi of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hartsfield-Jackson officials have announced a press conference for 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Interm airport manager Miguel Southwell tells Yamanouchi officials believe dropping the Wi-Fi charge will alleviate a "competitive disadvantage" for Hartsfield-Jackson.

Hartsfield-Jackson has just completed an upgrade of its Wi-Fi infrastructure that allow more users to simultaneously access the system, the Journal-Constitution reports. The older system topped out at about 2,000 users, but officials expect 15,000 users at any given time once the free Wi-Fi kicks in.


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