Airport to debut wireless
L.B.: City's second Wi-Fi zone will be
online in May.
"Hot Zone' technology that was first
unveiled along downtown Long Beach's Pine Avenue and lets visitors
with laptops or handheld computers cruise the Internet for free is
now closer to reality at the Long Beach Airport.
Developed by G-site Web in conjunction with the city of Long
Beach, JetBlue Airways and the Long Beach Airport, a new wireless
portal will soon help travelers arriving, departing, waiting or
connecting at the facility to become familiar with the city's
It will feature real-time local, national, world, sports and
business headlines provided by the Press-Telegram, and will let
travelers see real-time arrival and departure schedules from
G-site founder Lorenzo Gigliotti said a real-time local event
calendar will also be accessible to users, giving information about
activities from organizations, businesses and the city.
The first Hot Zone high-speed wireless Internet district was
introduced in January along Pine Avenue, between First and Fourth
To access the Internet, users need a computer, an Internet
browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator and a
"Wi-Fi' adapter card that is designed for wireless computer
networking. It uses an antenna to communicate with the wireless
Previews of what will be available at the Long Beach Airport
Wireless District are at http://www.longbeachportals.com/
. The district itself is scheduled to open sometime in May.