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Spanish airports set to introduce free unlimited Wi-Fi

Faster speeds, no 30-minute limit

Published 15/05/2015 | 06:49

Checking in at Madrid's Barajas Airport.
Checking in at Madrid's Barajas Airport.

Spain's airport authority has said it will start providing free and unlimited Wi-Fi in 46 airports across the country by the end of the year.

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Airport authority AENA said its board has approved a plan that envisions making Spanish airports among Europe's best for fast and free Wi-Fi service for passengers.

Free Wi-Fi is currently available in most Spanish airports but there is a 30-minute usage limit.

AENA said in a statement that faster speeds will be offered, plus a premium service for passengers willing to pay for it.

The authority said it expects the new free Wi-Fi system will be available at airports towards the end of this year.

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