Re: Worthy of a third world banana republic
Not true. Opposite in fact. Worthy of a modern developed western nation.
I've been sitting in several airport lounges in the sort of developing nations that you've described. Typically there were a dozen or more free wifi hotspots offered by all the food outlets, as a public service. A veritable feast of Internet connectivity.
Once upon a time, from our hotel window in a major city in Asia, my laptop picked up about 30 hotspots, and at least a dozen were wide open.
It's not until one gets back to western civilization that free wifi becomes rare.