Google’s sponsoring free wifi this holiday season at 54 airports in the states, through January 15th. Some airports already had free wifi (Phoenix and Seattle recently for me, keep on doin’ it right, guys!), but for those that didn’t, this promises to take the sting out of that snowy delay or congested terminal. My RSS reader would sing carols if JFK were on that list!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • drewski_brewski

    Some airports, like Wichita Mid-Continent (ICT) always have free wifi

  • nano

    Portland, Oregon airport (PDX) has had free wifi for 5 years now.

    SSID = flypdx

    • drewski_brewski

      Oh, you beat me to it, as I logged in.

  • charlie

    las vegas already has free wifi too, i noticed the google banners last nite when i flew into vegas.

    so hopefully this doesn’t mean after the “free” period it’ll go paid.

    Probably just google becoming evne more evil, i wonder what they’re getting out of it, more data snooping or a trial run?