Marine Corps Base Quantico --
Boingo Broadband had young Marines in mind with a
flexible internet and TV package convenient to barracks living.
Providing easy access, fast speeds and added flexibility,
Boingo is a fully wireless solution for internet, TV and Wi-Fi devices. A free basic service includes 128kpps for
e-mail and web browsing, in addition to free local IPTV. Marines living in
barracks aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico have the option to buy a standard
internet/TV service or an expanded internet/TV service.
The service’s easy access and mobility from base to base
appeals to Marines often changing duty stations.
“You keep your service contract and you can move from
base to base,” said Tasha Smith, director for retail services for Marine Corps
Community Services. “There’s no new service contract needed. You don’t have to
go through the hassle of starting over.”
Perhaps equally as appealing to Marines will be the
ability to enjoy the service while on the go. Common hotspots are included in
most airports, including those throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Marine
Corps Base Twentynine Palms in California, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in
South Carolina and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia are already on
board with Boingo, with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune expected to follow suit
in early December.
The Boingo service, which replaced the Wi-Fi network of Comcast
at MCBQ, has already begun offering internet options and is quickly proving a
big hit. More than 25 Marines signed up for the service within the first two
hours of open registration the first week of November, Smith said. TV service,
however, will not be available until early December. The basic TV service is
free, but upgraded service is also available at costs.
The Boingo service covers all MCB Quantico barracks with
the exception of RSU (Camp Usher) and Liversedge Hall.