Brad Feld

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Broadband Internet on Airplanes

Aug 01, 2007
Category Technology

I am so pleased that American Airlines and Lufthansa are launching broadband internet (via WiFi) on their airplanes starting in 2008.  I’ve been so bummed to have to sit quietly on planes and read a book while not being connected to the Internet.  Soon, in addition to being able to surf the web, I’ll be able to crank up Skype and chatter away with my loved ones to my heart’s content.  I know my seat mate will appreciate this.  The poor folks at the FAA must be so confused about what they can and can’t allow to be on during flight.

Now, if I could just find a power supply in an airport.  Or on an airplane.