ATLANTA (AP) - A free wireless Internet network has been launched at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. <br />
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the airport's general manager Miguel Southwell on Wednesday announced the launch of free Wi-Fi in the 6.8 million square-foot terminal complex. Officials say workers spent less than 30 days assembling the network, which is expected to accommodate up to 15,000 simultaneous users. <br />
Southwell says the airport's lack of a free Wi-Fi network put the facility at a competitive disadvantage, and was the No. 1 customer complaint. Customers previously had to pay $4.95 to get online. <br />
Officials say the network cost more than $5.2 million to install and the project was approved by city council. <br />
Airport officials say Hartsfield-Jackson is the world's busiest airport, serving more than 94.4 million passengers annually.
The University of North Georgia (UNG) Friday hosted student counselors, admissions officers, financial advisors and others from University System of Georgia (USG) institutions in a one-day conference about increasing financial literacy among high school and college students.
For the first time in the history of Georgia's technical colleges, a school has back-to-back winners of the coveted Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.