Ad-supported public Wi-Fi

Short entry this one, but something cool I came across recently.

Denver airport has ad-supported wireless Internet, rather than hotspots that are charged for.

This is implemented by the hotspot’s web proxy putting all HTML content in a frame, with ads in a panel. Email and VPN traffic are unaffected, but I would think the providers think this is fine since a huge majority of Internet use on their hotspot is web.

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