1/3/2006

CTIA-The Wireless Association has joined the Air Transport Association and the Consumer Electronics Association to oppose Logan International Airport's effort to ban free Wi-Fi service from airport lounges. Massport, the state agency that runs the airport, says some Wi-Fi frequencies interfere with communications equipment used by aircraft and wants Wi-Fi providers to use Logan's network instead. CTIA and the other groups contend Massport's position is illegal and are backing Continental Airlines' efforts to fight Massport. "What Massport is trying to do is create a monopoly on unlicensed spectrum in the airport, and we think it's blatantly contrary to federal law," CTIA spokesman Joe Farren said.

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