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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Alaska Airlines testing wireless Internet service

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will test a high-speed satellite wireless Internet service on its aircraft next year. The airline will be the first carrier in the US to offer such a service, and if the test is successful.

The broadband service is designed to work over water and internationally. Customers will be able to access the service from Wi-Fi hotspots within the aircraft cabin.

American Airlines have also announced plans to test a broadband service, though it will use air to ground technology, rather than satellites.

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