Advanced Wireless Group expanding free Wi-Fi in Detroit's airport

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) selected Advanced Wireless Group (AWG) to upgrade and expand the existing free Wi-Fi service at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Airport customers will be able to connect throughout both passenger terminals at no cost upon viewing a 30-second advertisement not more than once every 45 minutes. "A key goal in competitively bidding and awarding this contract is to improve the quality of the complimentary Wi-Fi service, which has been available at Detroit Metropolitan Airport since last September," said WCAA CEO Tom Naughton. AWG won a five-year contract, with the option of three additional two-year terms, to operate, manage and maintain the airport's Wi-Fi network, cellular distributed antenna system (DAS) and managed cabling infrastructure. It will work with Crown Castle Solutions on managing the airport DAS and with Black Box Network Services on the airport's cabling services. The transition to AWG's infrastructure should be completed this fall. For more, see this AWG release.