Sunday, October 3, 2010

Surfing the Friendly Skies? High Speed Airplane WiFi Expands

Surfing the Friendly Skies? High Speed Airplane WiFi Expands

WiFi on a plane seems like a no brainer in the year 2010, but so far carriers have been slow to adopt the technology. Vrigin has it on most flights, Delta it on about 1000 flights a day, and JetBlue, Southwest, and United keep talking about adding it. A few other carriers have it, but by and large the entire airline industry has failed at delivering something that is a quantifiable benefit to travelers. However, that looks to change as more providers are entering the market. This article discusses some of the emerging players in the market. Of particular note are the size of the pipes that will allow (at least theoretically) large streams of data. There is a lot of talking about this, let's hope that they actually take action on some of this.

Read the article.

(submitted by Ruth)

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