Boeing Wi-Fi Service

Boeing will offer in-flight wi-fi service to upcoming planes. Read the article here. It’s still disappointing to hear that no US airline has signed up to purchase Boeing’s latest planes. Apparently, wireless service is already available in foreign carriers. Boeing’s in-flight service is called Connexion. It will cost $30 for international flights, $20 for domestic flights for less than 6 hours or $10 for one hour. The service uses a two-way satellite to link to a network of stations on the ground. Maximum throughput is 20 mb per second which translates to about 150-200 kb per user.