Free Wi-Fi at Airports

Houston airports join 21st century: Free Wi-Fi at Hobby now; all of Bush Intercontinental by end of year

Free Wi-Fi comes to Hobby Airport now and to all of Bush by year end

In an effort to improve traveler experience, the Houston Airport System is introducing free Wi-Fi access to all guests at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

Free Wi-Fi is now available in all terminal areas of Hobby Airport and in terminals A and D at Bush Intercontinental Airport. It will be extended to all of IAH, including terminals B, C and E, by the end of 2014, officials promise.

 "This new system improves speed and reliability, and it also introduces our customers to one of the most robust Wi-Fi networks found in any U.S. airport." 

"Not only do our customers gain access to free Wi-Fi service, but they're also enjoying a major upgrade over the previous fee-based system," Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz said in a statement.  "This new system improves speed and reliability, and it also introduces our customers to one of the most robust Wi-Fi networks found in any U.S. airport."

Boasting faster speed and connection times than the prior system, the new Wi-Fi will average up to 6 megabits per second and offer hundreds of access points for a strong connection and reliable coverage.

Wi-Fi will be available in ticketing lobbies, baggage claims, gate areas, food courts and even garage areas once the system is fully extended later this year.

The Houston Airport System has undertaken the installation and infrastructure maintenance the Wi-Fi network requires. Thankfully, customers will not be forced to watch advertisements prior to connecting. Users will be able to simply select the "Free Airport WIFI" network and agree to the Terms of Use prior to connecting.