iPass, Uber Join Forces to Offer Free Wi-Fi Access to the Rio 2016 Olympics

iPass, Uber Join Forces to Offer Free Wi-Fi Access to the Rio 2016 Olympics Image Credit: Uber

iPass, the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, and global ride-hailing company Uber announced a partnership to provide international Uber riders with free Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the partnership, iPass will provide Uber riders with access to more than 1160 iPass commercial hotspots in Rio de Janeiro. Starting immediately, the promotion will run until August 21.

iPass is the world's largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 53 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Within the Brazilian city, iPass said that it boasts a notable footprint, with Wi-Fi coverage in elite hotels, in tourist-friendly neighborhoods, Copacabana and Ipanema, and near popular sporting venues.

Gui Telles, General Manager of Uber in Brazil
To help Uber riders have a seamless experience, we are partnering with iPass to provide access to Wi-Fi all around Rio.

Gary Griffiths, President and CEO of iPass
We are extremely excited to be working with Uber to provide Wi-Fi access to its international rider base in Rio. Like Uber, iPass is in the business of connecting people. And therefore, we see this as a natural partnership.

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