Nashville airport adding free Wi-Fi, charging stations

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8:33pm
Staff reports

Nashville International Airport will soon offer limited complimentary Wi-Fi and 14 charging stations in select terminal and concourse locations.

Travelers and guests soon will be able to enjoy 20 minutes of complimentary Wi-Fi within the food courts, meeter/greeter waiting areas and select restaurants. Members of the airport’s Frequent Parker Program and valet parking customers can enjoy 15 minutes complimentary access anywhere in the terminal.

The Metro Nashville Airport Authority board approved changes to concession agreement with CCG/Boingo that will add limited free Wi-Fi and charging stations.

Travelers who need more Wi-Fi access time can still purchase Internet access through Boingo. Subscriptions can be used at more than 30,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in North America, including hundreds of airports and thousands of hotels.

Two of the proposed charging stations are expected to be online by the end of the year.

The addition of complimentary Internet access is part of a marketing push aimed to promote the Nashville Airports Experience: To be great airports for passengers, partners and employees.

3 Comments on this post:

By: songwriter on 10/5/10 at 6:37

Well, 20 minutes is better than nothing! Most airports offer so many hours that it's practically unlimited Wi-Fi. It's a joke that BNA didn't offer any, and that it won't offer more than 20 minutes. A really "great" airport would do more for its customers.

By: shoreg on 10/5/10 at 8:27

20 minutes? Thats pitiful and hardly time to get anything done. Very dissapointing, indeed, and certainly no way for a great airport to passengers, partners and employees to handle this. BNA, you can do better.

By: localboy on 10/5/10 at 10:21

TPA (Tampa), arguably one of the better airports, offers unlimited free access, and it has a volume of passengers that BNA (Nashville) can only dream about.