Boingo Expands to LaGuardia

Boingo Wireless' 802.11 Internet access service for business travelers now accessible by 20 million LaGuardia passengers

June 16, 2003

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Boingo Wireless announced today the availability of its Wi-Fi wireless Internet access service at LaGuardia Airport. Now more than 20 million travelers who pass through the airport annually have access to the largest aggregated hot spot network. The Boingo Wireless service is available throughout LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building.

Boingo is the leading Wi-Fi service provider for business travelers. Its wireless Internet access service is based on the popular 802.11b Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) standard that provides speeds of up to 11 megabits per second, over 100 times faster than 56k dial-up service.

Boingo’s 1,300-plus location network consists of many major airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The network also includes many hotels, cafes and other hot-spot locations worldwide. Today, a business traveler can stay in a Boingo hotel in 100% of the top 20 U.S. metropolitan markets, 86% of the top 50 markets, and 67% of the top 75 markets.

The company also offers Boingo Software; a tool for finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks easily and securely. Boingo Software is a free download from Boingo’s website ( ) and features a “sniffer” that locates Wi-Fi hot spots, a profile editor for one-click access at favorite hot spot locations (work, home, etc.), and a personal virtual private network (VPN) encryption function to secure wireless connections. The software is available for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and PocketPC.

“Business travelers spend a lot of time in airports, so adding a high-profile location like LaGuardia Airport is a tremendous benefit to our customers, especially those with regular commuter flights along the Eastern seaboard,” said Dave Hagan, Boingo president. “Airport locations are also important to our telecom and Internet service provider partners who use the Boingo Platform Services program to develop their Wi-Fi service or augment their own hot-spot network.”

In addition to providing service to business travelers, Boingo makes its industry-leading client software and Wi-Fi network available to major carriers and ISPs through Boingo Platform Services. The private-label Boingo Platform Services packages back-office infrastructure for roaming, billing and technical support together with Boingo’s client software and its 1,300-location worldwide network to allow a carrier to deliver Wi-Fi services to its customers quickly, under its own brand. Current Boingo Platform Services customers include EarthLink and Fiberlink Communications.

Boingo Wireless Inc.

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