United Airlines and Verizon Airfone are joining together to provide wireless Internet access on domestic flights. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the move, which will be tested in upcoming months. No price was disclosed for the service, which will be offered on 757-200 aircraft. The companies claim the service will be accessible by most laptops equipped with wireless technology. It also is unclear when the service will be introduced. Testing must be completed, and United will have to wait for the FCC to auction the frequencies to Internet providers.
For more on WiFi in the sky:
- read this Associated Press article