Detroit Metropolitan Selects AWG to Expand Free Wi-Fi

Passenger expectations for receiving Wi-Fi have changed because the average traveller is no longer dependent on a single device.

Passenger expectations for receiving Wi-Fi have changed because the average traveller is no longer dependent on a single device.

Public wireless network provider Advanced Wireless Group has been selected by Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) to enhance the complimentary wireless connectivity at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).  As a result of the partnership, DTW aims to offer passengers unlimited Wi-Fi access at higher speeds from this autumn.
WCAA’s CEO Tom Naughton commented:  “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.”
AWG was selected to operate, manage and maintain three related service components: Wi-Fi network and services; cellular distributed antenna system (DAS) and services; and managed cabling infrastructure and services.  The contract will last for five years, with the option of three additional two-year terms.
Scott Phillips, CEO of AWG, said:  “The continued network expansion and cross platform integration of Wi-Fi and DAS technologies at DTW will increase the reliability of both voice and data connection on Detroit Metro’s network while enhancing mobile broadband speeds.”
Crown Castle Solutions Corporation will manage Cellular/DAS while Black Box Network Services will manage the airport’s cabling services.
 
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