Wayport to Offer The New York Times Electronic Edition For Free To Travelers

Dec 05, 2003

Wayport, a provider of high-speed Wi-Fi wireless and wired Internet access in hotels, airports, and McDonald's restaurants, has announced that it will offer free downloads of the full-content electronic edition of The New York Times to travelers using its service at partner locations nationwide, through an agreement with NewsStand, Inc. In addition, customers who purchase a subscription to the Electronic Edition of The New York Times via the network will receive a free $25 Wayport prepaid connection card. Based on customer research, Wayport discovered that business travelers prefer to receive news and information on the road in the same familiar format as print editions.

NewsStand, a digital distributor for newspapers, magazines, and other print media, provides processing, delivery, ecommerce, and marketing support for The New York Times and other publications worldwide.

Wayport customers can download a replica of The New York Times including every article, photograph, and advertisement published in the newspaper. The Electronic Edition can be read offline, and readers can search for keywords on any subject throughout a single newspaper and across multiple issues, can zoom in on articles or photos that are automatically re-sized, and can move through pages and headlines.

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