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.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.
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.