Five U.S. Airports to Get Wi-Fi
Apr 20, 2004
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Sprint Corp. and AT&T Wireless Services Inc. have reached a wireless Internet roaming agreement for five U.S. airports.

The deal announced Monday will allow Sprint PCS customers to use AT&T Wireless' Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) network at Denver International, Philadelphia International and Raleigh-Durham International airports. AT&T Wireless customers will be able to use Sprint's Wi-Fi network at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO, U.S. and Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.

Wi-Fi radiates a high-speed Internet connection that many computers can share for about 300 feet—a single "hot spot."

The deal between Redmond, WA, U.S.-based AT&T Wireless and Overland Park, KS, U.S.-based Sprint allows the companies' respective Wi-Fi customers to "roam" using their existing accounts.

AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile, a unit of Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, forged a similar agreement in February 2004.

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