Latest in Aircell

Image credit:

Panasonic's in-flight internet service delayed until 2008

Cyrus Farivar
12.22.06
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

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]

Read - Wi-Fi Net News
Read - Wall Street Journal

In this article: aircell, asiq, boeing, connexion, panasonic
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

View
Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger

Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger

View
YouTube Originals will be free to watch starting on September 24th

YouTube Originals will be free to watch starting on September 24th

View
Nintendo will replace a newly purchased Switch with newer model

Nintendo will replace a newly purchased Switch with newer model

View
Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware

Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr