Southwest To Offer Inflight Broadband Internet

By | January 23, 2008 | Satellite News Feed, Telecom

[Satellite Today – 1-23-08] Southwest Airlines  and broadband satellite provider Row 44 have partnered to test satellite-delivered broadband Internet on multiple aircraft, Southwest announced Jan. 23.
    Customers on Southwest Airlines flights will have full access to the Internet, including e-mail, music, shopping and virtual private networks via a high-speed connection. Southwest hopes to begin the test on four aircraft this summer.
    "Southwest is looking for the best solution for our customers not only for Internet e-mail access, but for additional inflight entertainment as well," Dave Ridley, Southwest Airlines’ senior vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “We look forward to exploring this cutting-edge technology with Row 44 and hope this will keep our customers productive and entertained inflight."

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