Wednesday, April 04, 2007

surfing the friendly skies

After years of discussion and delay, U.S. airlines will start offering in-flight Internet connections, instant messaging and wireless email within 12 months, turning the cabin into a WiFi "hotspot." Carriers are expected to start making announcements around the end of the summer, with service beginning early next year.
Like it or not, airborne cellphone chatter still has a flying chance in U.S. airplane cabins, as well, despite a recent indication that the Federal Communications Commission will keep a ban in place.
Flying hotspots will definatly make flights less painful in my mind. I'm not too excited about cell phone use on planes, just because I do not want someone yapping in my ear for three hours. As always, Glenn is the first to highlight this milestone.

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