The NY Times has an article this morning on what hotels and airports are doing to try to make remote work better for travelers: On the Job, Everywhere:
Still, Kenneth Buchanan, executive vice president for revenue management at Dallas-Fort Worth, said the airport’s research had shown that business travelers are willing to pay for secure, reliable Internet access. (The entire airport has Wi-Fi coverage through a partnership with T-Mobile; logging on costs $9.99 for 24 hours.)
Really, is that true? I know I've started to adjust my travel to go through hubs that offer free wireless whenever possible. I also know that I'm not ever paying $10 (or whatever) for access on a normal trip, i.e. I'm not stranded. I know that I should probably purchase an EVDO card and have access everywhere, but quite honestly I'm already paying over $300/month for connectivity through cable, phone, etc. and it's just too much.
What about you? Do you think Kenneth is telling a whopper about people's willingness to pay for an hour or so of wi-fi access? I can't believe they're making that much money from offering pay-to-connect Internet service.