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Broadband Deployment on Airplanes to Become Common Very Soon

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2010
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    Austin, TX

    This story isn't exactly Android or Verizon related. In fact, it's not even cell-phone related, but we still thought it was pretty interesting news to share with you guys, especially for any of our members who travel by airplane in the U.S. frequently. Apparently, the FCC just formalized a set of rules that would help airlines offer broadband internet services easily on flights. While WiFi on some airlines is already a reality, so far, there has not been a wide adoption, and these new rules from the FCC will facilitate a common deployment. Here's a quote with the details,

    I wonder how this will play out with the typical airline rule of not using your mobile devices during take-off...

    Thanks for the tip, Str8Aro!

    Source: RadioWorld
  2. kodiak799

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2010
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    It's a bigger rip-of than hotel wifi. Usually $10-$15 PER flight...although I think you can get a monthly pass for like $30. Personally I think a few hours a week/month not connected is probably a good thing.

    I did once watch a March Madness game on a flight. That was pretty cool, and well worth the money.
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