I was eager to test out the long-awaited free wi-fi at Hartsfield-Jackson. Lack of access to free wifi has long been travelers’ biggest complaint at the world’s busiest airport, which serves a staggering 94 million passengers annually.
The wifi costs $5.2 million to install and covers the 6.8-million-square-foot complex. But the number we care about is the 15,000 people who can access the network simultaneously, which sadly doesn’t seem nearly enough.
Our test on two laptops and two iPads last week proved that for now, trying to get on wi-fi is like trying to exit a plane: slow and frustrating.