By WRAL Tech Wire

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board approved a new public Wi-Fi internet program on Thursday that will feature a complimentary option and a premium paid service.

Concourse Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boingo Wireless, Inc., will provide the service.

The complimentary, or “no cost” option, offers a 45-minute connection. After the session times out, passengers can log back in for additional sessions.

The complimentary option is designed for casual users who want to check their email or surf the web.

The paid option is a premium service for 24-hour access that, unlike the complimentary option, will not feature ads and will have a higher download speed.

Power users are those who need a higher connection in order to connect to corporate VPNs, email large files, or stream video.

The cost for the premium connection is $7.95 for 24 hours or $9.95 for Boingo’s monthly plan.

The new service is scheduled to begin on or before July 2.