Pittsburgh Too

Okay, so Pittsburgh rocks too, although the WiFi hot-spot at the Pittsburgh Airport is a little less “hot” than in Florida. Still free and open access, though, with the catchy essid of FlyPittsburgh.

In other news, the newspapers here seem to be somewhat proud that Pittsburgh has “won” the official designation of “distressed city.”

Fort Lauderdale Rocks!

The Fort Lauderdale Airport· in Florida is the first one I’ve found where there appears to be free and ubiquitous WiFi. I’ve been quite frustrated over the past few months: every airport seems to have WiFi supplied by T-One Mobile where you need a subscription or day pass. I just want to check my email for 30 seconds—I don’t want to spend $7 for “unlimited” access for the day when I’m only passing through briefly.

But at Fort Lauderdale, you just turn on your WiFi and you’re instantly assigned an IP address, no firewalls, no payment schemes, just Permanet· (temporarily). And you get something like half a megabyte per second bandwidth—both up and down.