Travel much? Google’s got an amazing holiday gift for you. The cash-bloated search giant has announced that the company will pay for your WiFi use in any of the 47 participating airports throughout the country! Beginning Tuesday, Google will be providing FREE WiFi access in 47 airports in the US. The offer is good through January 15, 2010.
“We’re very happy to extend our Holiday Wi-Fi gift to the millions of people who will spend time in airports over the next few months. We know that this is a very hectic travel season for people, and we hope that free Wi-Fi will make both traveling and connecting with friends and family a little bit easier,” said Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google.
Google is all about giving out holiday gifts this year. The company recently announced that they would be providing free in-flight WiFi on Virgin American flights that fall between Nov. 10 and Jan. 15, coinciding with the airport WiFi offer.
And, it doesn’t stop there. Google will ask WiFi customers for a donation to either Engineers Without Borders, the One Economy Corporation or the Climate Savers Computing Initiative charities. All donations, up to $250,000, will be matched by Google, and the airport with the most donations will get an additional $15,000 to donate to a local charity of their choice.
The bad news (there’s always a catch)? Google won’t be offering free airport WiFi at LAX, JFK, ORD or LGA airports. Check out Google’s freeholidaywifi.com page for more a complete list of participating airports.