Much to the relief of countless travelers, not least this one, General Mitchell International Airport is now offing free unlimited Boing Wi-Fi in the ticketing, baggage claim and mall areas, and on concourses C and D.
Concourse E is currently closed for conversion into a new international/domestic concourse.
Until now, the free Wi-Fi had been limited to an hour. After that, the service cost $4.95 for an hour, $7.95 for 24 hours or $9.95 for monthly unlimited service as all of Boingo’s hotspots in the country.
Users who want a higher bandwith service can purchase that option.
"Unlimited free Wi-Fi has been one of the most-requested passenger amenities at MKE," County Executive Chris Abele said in a statement.
"It's exciting to roll out unlimited free Wi-Fi just in time for the busy holiday travel season at MKE."
To use the free Wi-Fi, select "MKE Free WiFi" in your wireless settings. You will be asked to either download a sponsor's app or watch an ad before connecting.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.