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Monday, June 05, 2006

High-Flying WiFi

Maybe Houston should just charter of a fleet of jets and have them circle the city for WiFi access ...

AirCell and a unit of JetBlue were high bidders in an FCC auction of air-to-ground airwaves that ended last week. The FAA first must approve the WiFi services to ensure they don't disrupt airplane navigation equipment.

The services would let fliers use laptops to e-mail, surf the Web, play games and maybe make cell phone calls and watch movies on domestic flights. (Hope I'm not sitting next to one of those Chatty Cathies!) The companies speculat fees would be around $10 a trip.


  • Wasn't there a project to turn blimps or solar-powered aircraft into hovering cel towers a while back?

    By Blogger Laurence, at 11:31 PM  

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