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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Denver International Airport Has ‘Fastest Airport Wi-Fi on the Planet,’ According to Independent Testers


DENVER – July 17, 2017 – Denver International Airport (DEN) provides the fastest Wi-Fi among the world’s top airports, according to a recent independent analysis conducted by a leading internet speed test company.

“Free airport Wi-Fi is clearly an expectation travelers have at North American airports and many airports are rising to the challenge,” according to the global internet testing and analysis company, Ookla. “Once again, Denver International’s Wi-Fi is fast. In fact, downloads at Denver’s airport are 27 percent faster than the last time we crunched the numbers. Even better, it’s the fastest Wi-Fi we’ve seen at any airport on the planet.”

According to Ookla, DEN offers free Wi-Fi with an average download speed of 78.22 Mbps, topping the list of more than 50 major airports tested across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. DEN previously was listed as the fastest Wi-Fi among U.S. airports by Ookla. Updated testing conducted from March to May 2017 found that DEN’s Wi-Fi speed increased by 27 percent. Additionally, Ookla noted a 60 percent improvement in cellular download speeds at DEN.

The complete July 12 Ookla report can be found here.

Since 2007, DEN has provided free public Wi-Fi access – which does not contain pop-up ads or log-in screens – throughout the airport. Increased use of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops by the traveling public required upgrades to the underlying infrastructure. In 2015, DEN completed an initial upgrade to the public Wi-Fi infrastructure that serves the concourses, while the Wi-Fi services in the Jeppesen Terminal were upgraded in early 2016 – adding coverage to a space that previously had very little. These efforts amounted to a $2.5 million investment in wireless access points, antennas, controllers, and switches to new, state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology.

“Over the last several years, DEN has invested significantly in its Wi-Fi infrastructure and services to provide our passengers with the highest quality, fastest internet connection possible,” said Robert Kastelitz, DEN’s senior vice president of technologies. “We know that passengers today want and expect a great Wi-Fi connection, which is why we continue to focus on providing leading-edge technology and blazing fast speeds.”

These upgrades have greatly increased the capacity of the Wi-Fi infrastructure, serving nearly 2.3 million customers in June, while reducing wireless congestion in concourse locations with heavy passenger traffic and dense seating. The design called for increasing the number of access points, to nearly 700 devices, and used specialized placement to afford consistent signal coverage throughout the public areas of each concourse and Jeppesen Terminal, with speed in mind. The new architecture and technologies deployed ensure that DEN has a robust, scalable public Wi-Fi solution with the ability to meet growing demand, which is all backed by 10Gb links to the internet.

DEN passengers are noticing these improvements, too. Click here for some examples of passenger comments about the airport’s impressive Wi-Fi experience.

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