Airport a Wi-Fi hot spot

The City of Campbell River is pleased to announce that new, free wireless Wi-Fi service is now live at the Campbell River Airport.

This service makes it possible for passengers, visitors and staff to access the Internet free-of-charge on their laptops, smartphones, or personal digital assistants (PDAs) while in the terminal building. This service, also known as a “hotspot,” involves offering free Internet access over a wireless local area network.

“This was an important request from passengers and airport staff, so we’re pleased to be able to offer this as a free service,” said Campbell River Mayor, Charlie Cornfield.

Susan Sinnott, chair of the Campbell River Airport Authority said: “It helps to raise our airport to the standard of other regional airports, and is one aspect of our current airport terminal building upgrade.”

The Wi-Fi hotspot went live last month and is being provided with assistance from local communications provider North Island Communications (NIC). The City of Campbell River will provide the monthly ISP (Internet Service Provider) cost and NIC provides equipment, installation and support. The City retains full administration rights to the service.

Dave Emery, owner and president of North Island Communications Inc. said they are happy to be involved. “We are pleased to help bring wireless access to the YBL terminal. Visitors will now enjoy Internet access as they wait to board and deplane. Business visitors can now make efficient use of their time in the terminal.

“I think bringing this service into the CYBL terminal is one component of the airport upgrade project to make it more business friendly.”

To log in to the service, users can simply search for “Available Wireless Networks” on their laptop, PDA or smartphone.

Select “YBL Open” on the users list of available wireless networks. There is no password required.

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