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Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves

Published on May 9, 2013
by Danny Yadron

In-flight Internet speeds could rival those on the ground under a proposal expected to move forward on Thursday.

U.S. airlines have been rolling out Internet service on flights for several years. But the service, which typically uses Earth-based antennas, is often too slow for today’s data-guzzling Web apps.

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