Verizon to shut down Airfone

Verizon announced plans to shut down much of its Airfone business by the end of this year. It's an expected move, at least in the long-term, since the company dropped out of the FCC spectrum bidding for the 800 megahertz license. Airlines including United, Continental and U.S. Airways offered the service, which has been up and running for 20 years now. The company says it wishes to focus on its other business units. Government, military and corporate aircraft will still have access to Airfone.

For more on Verizon's move to shut down Airfone:
- see this article from RCR News