Wireless Internet Coming To Juan Santamaría Airport
WITHIN the next three months, the Costa Rican Electricity and Telecom Institute (ICE) plans to begin offering wireless Internet service (WLAN) at JuanSantamaríaInternationalAirport.
The plan is part of a pilot project to bring wireless to several airports, malls and public spaces throughout the country, the daily La República reported.
Installing the network at Juan Santamaría will cost approximately ¢20 million ($47,600). Once it begins operating, customers will be able to connect to the Internet without the use of a phone line or cable connection by accessing a special frequency.
The pilot project will last three months. During that time, ICE will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the project. If the project is successful, ICE will expand service to additional points within the airport.
The trial period will be free. After it expires, customers will be required to purchase pre-paid cards such similar to those used for public phone calls.
After JuanSantamaríaAirport, ICE plans to implement wireless service at Liberia’s DanielOduberInternationalAirport and eventually at TobíasBolañosAirport.
ICE officials said they hope to someday install the service at the country’s major shopping malls.
You may be interested
Pic of the Day: Morning views from Manuel AntonioThe Tico Times - August 18, 2019
Costa Rica established Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972. Between the new park and the old banana town of Quepos…
Slothy Sunday: The wild side of motherhoodDenise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - August 18, 2019
On Aug. 15, Costa Rica celebrated Mother’s Day! Motherhood can take many forms. There are no set rules to what…
Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economyThe Tico Times - August 17, 2019
Costa Rica announced Friday a millionaire investment in airport infrastructure as a mechanism to boost the economy and generate jobs.…