United Will Offer Verizon Wi-Fi In-Flight

Verizon tested out an air-to-ground system to the FAA’s satisfaction says the Wall Street Journal: But the frequencies in question aren’t cleared for broadband use and are up for auction for that purpose. The auction might happen this fall. United has to clear each model of plane they fly to demonstrate that the Wi-Fi and air-to-ground systems don’t cause aeronautical system interference, although it’s pretty clear that Wi-Fi isn’t an issue given how many laptops must already accidentally have Wi-Fi signals shooting around on planes.

Source: Wi-Fi Net News


Posted: Mon - June 6, 2005 at 03:54 PM