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MSP airport to offer travelers free Wi-Fi access

The lack of free Wi-Fi is the biggest complaint among Twin Cities fliers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but officials say that's about to change. By the end of this year, travelers will get at least 30 minutes of free wireless Web access. The Star Tribune reports the Metropolitan Airports Commission will select one of three Internet vendors vying for the contract next month.
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The lack of free Wi-Fi is the biggest complaint among Twin Cities fliers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but officials say that's about to change. By the end of this year, travelers will get at least 30 minutes of free wireless Web access. The Star Tribune reports the Metropolitan Airports Commission will select one of three Internet vendors vying for the contract next month.

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