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File #: Res 1954-2013    Version: * Name: Port Authority of NY and NJ to amend its contract with Boingo Wireless, Inc. in order to provide free Internet access at its three major airports.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 10/9/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to amend its contract with Boingo Wireless, Inc. in order to provide free Internet access at its three major airports.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Fernando Cabrera , Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., G. Oliver Koppell, James G. Van Bramer, David G. Greenfield
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 12/18/13, 2. Hearing Testimony 12/18/13, 3. Hearing Transcript 12/18/13, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/19/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2013*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2013*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Technology Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/9/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/9/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1954
 
 
Resolution calling upon the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to amend its contract with Boingo Wireless, Inc. in order to provide free Internet access at its three major airports.
 
 
By Council Members Brewer, Cabrera, Comrie, Jackson, James, Koo, Levin, Richards, Rose, Williams, Rodriguez, Vallone, Koppell, Van Bramer and Greenfield
 
      Whereas, In 1999, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey signed a 15-year contract which gives Boingo Wireless, Inc. exclusive rights to provide wireless Internet access at LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport; and
      Whereas, The contract can be renewed for another 10 years during a six-month window which began in August 2013; and
      Whereas, Boingo currently charges $4.95 per hour or $7.95 for 24 hours for wireless Internet access at the three airports; and
      Whereas, According to a July 2013 survey conducted by the Global Gateway Alliance, 15 of the 20 largest airports in the country provide free wireless Internet access and, despite being the largest airport system in the country, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark are three of the five busiest airports in the nation without free wireless Internet access; and
      Whereas, Boingo already offers free advertising-support wireless Internet access at other locations, including Calgary International Airport; and
      Whereas, Free wireless Internet access has become increasingly commonplace at various public spaces and facilities, reflecting our society's growing reliance on consistent access to technology and the Internet for both work and leisure; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to amend its contract with Boingo Wireless, Inc. in order to provide free Internet access at its three major airports.
LS#5050
9/19/2013
JM