Unwired in the air

The Internet may have changed the world, but, let’s face it, life goes on without it. In fact, there may even be times when people want to be disconnected from the Web. One of those times, apparently, is when flying. After six years of research and sizeable investment, Boeing Co. annouced today that it is abandoning its “Connexion” unit that equips ...

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The Internet may have changed the world, but, let's face it, life goes on without it. In fact, there may even be times when people want to be disconnected from the Web. One of those times, apparently, is when flying.

After six years of research and sizeable investment, Boeing Co. annouced today that it is abandoning its "Connexion" unit that equips planes with high-speed Internet access. "Regrettably, the market for this service has not materialized as had been expected," Boeing's CEO said. In six years, only 11 airlines, mostly in Asia, had signed up for the service, which cost anywhere from $10 to $30 per flight.

Seriously people, just read a book.

The Internet may have changed the world, but, let’s face it, life goes on without it. In fact, there may even be times when people want to be disconnected from the Web. One of those times, apparently, is when flying.

After six years of research and sizeable investment, Boeing Co. annouced today that it is abandoning its “Connexion” unit that equips planes with high-speed Internet access. “Regrettably, the market for this service has not materialized as had been expected,” Boeing’s CEO said. In six years, only 11 airlines, mostly in Asia, had signed up for the service, which cost anywhere from $10 to $30 per flight.

Seriously people, just read a book.

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