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LA Times: Boeing Planning to Offer In-Flight Internet Services

Aug 29, 2000, 14:14 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stanley Holmes)

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"In the not-too-distant future, you'll be able read or send an e-mail, surf the Web, watch real-time news or communicate with the home office at 40,000 feet."

"Upon entering the jetliner, a passenger will hook up his or her laptop to the airplane seat. Connexion will identify the type of computer and operating system and then download system software."

"Connexion will have significant bandwidth, able to receive information at 5 megabits per second. Data can be sent from the plane at 1.5 mps, or about as fast as a T-1 line. The open computing platform will run Microsoft's Windows 2000 and Linux operating systems."

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