Are airline passengers unserved or underserved for broadband? According to Aircell, a technology provider of in-flight broadband systems, yes. They’ve applied for $65 million in broadband stimulus funding to fix the ‘problem’ by expanding in-flight broadband. Of course, such funding will also enhance public safety — Aircell’s angle to qualify for stimulus funding.
According to Aircell’s application, expanding their broadband system, “will allow Inflight Internet service to be more widely available for national security agencies and accelerate adoption by U.S. airlines and millions of domestic passengers.” What’s next, the unserved population on cruise ships?