18/08/2006

Internet for planes scrapped

Boeing has dropped plans to launch its Connexion service which offered high-speed Internet access to planes.

Though intial trials went well and high-speed access was made available via satellite connections, it failed to attract enough interest from the airlines as passengers didn't want to spend between $10 and $30 for service.

Airlines are probably waiting for cheaper services with newly auctioned in-flight air-to-ground services which could also offer Internet access.
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