Boeing ends high-speed Internet access service for planes

After months of speculation, Boeing made the announcement that it is abandoning its Connexion unit that offers high-speed Internet services to planes. The service worked well via a satellite connection but attracted little interest from the majority of U.S. airlines. Passengers didn't have a desire to pay individual access fees of $10 to $27 to have high-speed Internet access. With the recent auction of in-flight air-to-ground services, it appears many airlines are waiting for cheaper services from these players.

For more about Boeing's plan to end its Connexion business unit:
- read this article from AFP

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceWireless!

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.