Thursday, June 19, 2008

Internet-a-Gogo: Airlines to Offer In-Flight Access | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

This I could live without...

Attention, laptop-toting U.S. airline passengers! You are either about to become much more productive and happy, or to lose one of your last refuges from the digital deluge that afflicts your life.

Beginning this summer, as soon as next month, wireless Internet access will arrive in the passenger cabins of some commercial U.S. airliners.

On these Internet-equipped planes, any passenger with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop — or a cellphone with Wi-Fi — will be able to do almost everything he or she could do online at home or at the office. That includes surfing the Web, using email, having instant-messenger text chats, downloading and uploading files, and streaming video and audio.

Internet-a-Gogo: Airlines to Offer In-Flight Access | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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