Sea-Tac to get $9.8M wireless upgrade

Date: April 8, 2015 | Category:

According to GeekWire, Seattle Tacoma International Airport is set to have a $9.8M upgrade to its wireless Internet systems as of July 2016.

The hub is already very tech-savvy, with free WiFi, plenty of easily-accessible power outlets and even work counters and USB ports. Fodor's Travel even considers the airport one of the most high-tech in the country. 

The current wireless system at Sea-Tac is 10 years old. The new upgrade will make it easier for passengers to use WiFi while at their gates. Included in the addition are units to be used by airport staff and airline ground operations personnel. 

According to the source, Dave Wilson, the Chief Aviation Technologist for Se​a-Tac, states the people traveling through the airport request the highest quality WIFi. Many of these passengers are coming to and from nearby Amazon, Microsoft and other Seattle-area tech companies and need the fast, high-speed connection.

As of now and for the foreseeable future, wireless at Sea-Tac is free. To access it while traveling through the port, simply click on the "SEATAC-FREE-WIFI" account and once you've accepted the terms of use you can surf the Web to your heart's content or quickly access Google Maps to figure out how to get from Sea-Tac parking to your hotel or the nearest microbrewery.