Aeroplane Wi-Fi Could Fly Again

Panasonic announced it will offer wireless Internet service to airlines and the plan is to sell the service for $10 per flight. It is eyeing companies like Lufthansa, which used Boeing’s failed Connexion service. Panasonic strategic marketing director David Bruner said the firm is “determined to avoid one of the things that brought Connexion down” lack of an initial fleet big enough to assure acceptable pricing for the airlines.” Panasonic will offer cheaper service and preferential access to satellite bandwidth to the first airlines that will sign up. Planes with Connexion on-board only need to change the modem and upgrade it from 5 Mbps to 12Mbps to use the service.
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