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FCC Plans To Make In-Flight Wi-Fi Faster, More Reliable

05/10/2013, The FCC has been making life much easier for those of us who need to scratch their Internet itch while they fly the friendly skies as they eased rules to allow for quicker in-flight Internet deployment late last year. Now it looks like the FCC is taking...

FCC Eases Rules For Quicker In-Flight Internet Deployment

12/28/2012, As silly as it seems to use 20,000 pounds of potatoes to test wireless signals, there’s absolutely a good reason behind it and the FCC announced today new rules that will help get more potatoes into the seats of decommissioned planes. Actually,...

Skype in-flight video call made on MSNBC TV

09/29/2011, Ever received or made a Skype video call to somebody who was on an airplane? I can’t say I have, but the folks over at MSNBC have, in a news segment shot yesterday. Time magazine’s senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, called up the studio...

Free In-flight Wi-fi on Virgin America by Google

11/19/2009, Yesterday, I was invited by Virgin America to the opening flight San Francisco-Fort Lauderdale and I tested the free in-flight wi-fi, courtesy of Google during the Holiday season (ends January 15th, sigh). It worked very well: the login time is very fast...