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Norwegian airports introduce free Internet. Updated: Passengers flying from larger Norwegian airports will soon be able to surf the Internet free-of-charge. Airports authority Avinor says the move “follows clear demands from air travellers.” “Internet access is taken for granted wherever you are these days,” Øystein Høsteland Sundby, Avinor’s marketing and development director, tells Aftenposten.

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Norwegian airports introduce free Internet

Published on Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 at 09:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th April 2011 at 19:59.

Updated: Passengers flying from larger Norwegian airports will soon be able to surf the Internet free-of-charge.

A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)
A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)
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Airports authority Avinor says the move “follows clear demands from air travellers.”

“Internet access is taken for granted wherever you are these days,” Øystein Høsteland Sundby, Avinor’s marketing and development director, tells Aftenposten.

The move means Norway’s public airports will join others like Schiphol or in Greece, which offer full or limited WiFi broadband access to their customers, and passengers will no longer have fumble for credit cards or run up private mobile data costs.

All travellers will need is a network access code, readily obtainable at counters or in shops.

Nevertheless, Mr Høsteland Sundby warns there will not be unlimited access to the service. It will also have to satisfy the requirements of the EU’s Data Retention Directive, passed by Parliament on Monday.

“We will have to introduce restrictions on the amount of time users are on the network in the beginning, but have not decided yet what they will be. We are also dependent upon finding technical solutions that fulfil the DRD’s requirements, without having to change things later on,” he says.

Avinor expects the service to start sometime in May, with gradual introduction planned for the rest of Norway’s airports.




Published on Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 at 09:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th April 2011 at 19:59.

This post has the following tags: airportinternet, norwegianairportsauthority, avinor, wifibroadbandaccess.





  
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