Thursday, August 17, 2006

Macworld: News: Boeing to shut down in-flight Wi-Fi

"Boeing will phase out its Connexion by Boeing service, leaving what it once considered a promising market for in-flight Internet access.
Connexion offers broadband Internet access via Wi-Fi, using a satellite connection to the Internet, that costs about US$10 to $30 per flight on commercial airlines. It also offers high-speed Internet access on executive jets and ships.
Connexion is offered on some commercial flights in Europe and Asia but was never adopted by a major U.S. carrier. First conceived in 2000, the service was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in May 2002 as the nationĂ¢€™s airlines were reeling from a travel slump that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."

No comments: