Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Lily Pad Wins Airport!
Huge win today for Project Lily Pad. Lily Pad was awarded the contract to provide free wifi at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport at all locations not already covered by a pay service by T-Mobile. Lily Pad free-wifi will be at the ticketing, baggage claim, Terminal 2 and Comair sections of the airport.
The original Request for Proposal (RFP) that went out did not have a requirement that service be provided for free. In part due to the response provided by Lily Pad for free service, the airport scrapped the process and started over with a Free-Based RFP. Lily Pad competed with some major regional and national providers in this process and still was able to provide a convincing argument for our model and the support of this community.
It's truly awesome that we were able to win this contract. I believe there is already an article in the Cincinnati Post, and there is likely to be quite a bit more press on this. It is a huge step for us as we enter the spring/summer months and begin to get signficantly more interest in the project in our community..... stay tuned for additional announcements in the near future about some major partnerships!
You guys rock! This will certainly be a trendsetter for the other airports that do not provide WI-FI to their patrons.
Congrats, Joe. I was stuck at the airport before a delayed flight in the fall, and was furious that I had to pay for wi-fi AND that the signal was so weak in the Delta terminal that I couldn't even download email.
Awesome news Joe! I flew 68,000 miles last year and wished for a long time that CVG offered free WiFi. I was surprised to find out that they even charge you for WiFi in the Delta Crown Room.Post a Comment