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Small is Beautiful

CREDIT:

I’m pleased to find that there’s free Wifi in the Jacksonville Airport, a welcome change from a weekend of internet access so spotty that even my Verizon broadband card only sporadically managed to get a signal. It’s my general sense that airports in smaller cities—Jascksonville, Albuquerque, etc.—are more likely to have free wifi than are the airports serving big cities. I can’t, however, think of a good reason why that would be. Typically big cities have multiple airports and thus some customer choice and competition. But if you’re flying to Jacksonville, where are you going to go but the Jacksonville Airport no matter how bad the internet options are?