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Panasonic's in-flight internet service delayed until 2008

Cyrus Farivar

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Last we heard from the Connexion by Boeing service, it was slated to get shut off by the end of the year (sheesh, that's like, in 10 days). However, it wasn't that bad, because ASiQ and Panasonic were supposed to take over the market that Boeing left behind. However, Panasonic's version looks like it won't get implemented anytime soon due to "financial and regulatory complications," which appear to prevent the service from going live until 2008. Further, WiFi expert Glenn Fleishman says that a company called AirCell was supposed to be launching a cheaper air-to-ground Internet service in late 2007 within North America and the Caribbean, but recently announced that it would be delayed until early 2008. So it looks like that this coming year, the skies will be a little unfriendlier, as far as net access goes -- let's hope that ASiQ comes through as planned.

[Via Techdirt]

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