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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Fourteen "relaxation rooms" will feature daybeds, TVs, desks and free Wi-Fi. The Star Tribune reports the suites are the latest addition to a variety of new amenities the airport is offering to raise revenue.
MSP Airport to renovate restrooms with $50,000 art project
The Metropolitan Airports Commission is looking for an artist to help renovate airport restrooms. KSTP reports mosaic works of art will be displayed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The initial part of the $50,000 art project is set to be installed in September.
City of Minneapolis paying millions for unused Wi-Fi services
Six years ago, leaders in Minneapolis decided to spend more than $1 million each year to expand wireless internet for various services. But the Star Tribune reports Minneapolis only used 11 percent of the bandwidth it paid for last year. Usage is expected to increase as the city continues to install Wi-Fi in squad cars and a variety of new wireless cameras.
iPads for traveler use coming to MSP airport
Concourse G at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the next year will feature 2,500 Apple iPads for traveler use. The tablets will be tethered at restaurant tables, gate seats and in other waiting areas. Visitors will be able to surf the Web, check their flight status, and charge their phones or laptops at tablet stands.
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