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Google Gives Free Airport WiFi To Inspire Holiday Cheer, Generosity

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Deck the halls with free wiFi! Google's spreading holiday cheer this year is by equipping 47 airports across the U.S. with free wireless Internet, they announced today.

We're already clapping our hands like children on Christmas day over the free service. But it also comes with a pretty awesome way to give back. If you're stuck on an endless layover and feeling thankful for Google's generosity, the company encourages you to spread that warm fuzzy feeling:

As another way to pass on the spirit of the season, once they log on to networks in any of the participating airports, travelers will have the option make a donation to Engineers Without Borders, the One Economy Corporation or the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. Google will match the donations made across all the networks up to $250,000, and the airport network that generates the highest amount per passenger by January 1, 2010 will receive $15,000 to donate to the local nonprofit of their choice.

The service, along with the free inflight access it provides passengers on Virgin America, will end on January 15, when the holiday rush subsides. Until then, check Google's list of supported airports so that you can strategically plan for those long winter delays.


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