“While technology has enabled people to be productive regardless of location, it’s also creating new ways for hackers to infiltrate otherwise secure systems,” said Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT, which helps corporate security teams prevent cybersecurity threats from within their companies.
Aside from lost luggage and long TSA lines, slow Wi-Fi can be one of the most frustrating things while traveling.
JetBlue completed its rollout of satellite Wi-Fi this week, meaning its entire 227-strong fleet now boasts what the airline describes as “broadband speeds” for every customer.
According to a survey of travelers, 65% of guests were online within seven minutes of checking into a hotel.
Seven minutes. That’s how long it takes to microwave a small frozen pizza. It’s the length of Led Zeppelin’s No Quarter, give or take a second. And it’s also the maximum amount of time that the majority of hotel guests can go without connecting to Wi-Fi.
Most travelers using in-flight wi-fi are thwarted by the current state of the service provided. Three out of the four US providers have finally heard the cries of complaints and will boost up their technology for faster streaming. Fortunately, travelers will not see an increase in price for the in-flight wi-fi service.
Not only is the Wi-Fi in Indianapolis International Airport free, it is estimated to be up to 10 times faster than that in other airports. The airport has upgraded to newer technology and doubled the number of access points. Users do not even need to login or watch any adds before they can connect.
Virgin America has partnered with ViaSat to bring some of the fastest Wi-Fi to the skies. The new Wi-Fi will be 8-10 times faster than current in-flight Wi-Fi, providing users the opportunity to stream video from their devices from places like Hulu and Netflix.
Los Angeles International Airport is installing a new $1.5-million system to boost Wi-Fi performance for passengers. The final system will be four times faster than current speeds and customers can upgrade to a more reliable system if they choose.