RDU Airport is the nation's best airport for wireless Internet service -- even if travelers have to pay for the privilege -- PCWorld magazine reported today.
In a larger article rating airports for qualities prized by tech-savvy travelers, the magazine complained that WiFi download speeds at most U.S. airports are painfully slow, less than 2 megabits per second. RDU topped the magazine's Top 10 list with a respectable average speed of 13.62 mbps.
Some travelers have lobbied RDU to join other U.S. airports that provide free WiFi service for passengers waiting to board their flights. RDU charges $7.49 per 24 hours for its service, provided through AT&T. (The magazine's main article incorrectly said RDU service is free.) ... [MORE]