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GoGo service will be offered on select domestic flights starting at under $6

Consumers take connectivity to the internet for granted today. In almost every part of the country people can access the internet on mobile devices and with broadband speeds in homes. While some rural areas lack high-speed connectivity, even the friendly skies are becoming wired for internet connectivity.

Aircell is one of the leading providers of in-flight Internet connectivity and boasts big names like American Airlines as its customers. Aircell's GoGo in-flight connectivity service is also used by Virgin America and other airlines as well.

Today Aircell adds a new airline to its growing list of internet-enabled airlines with the announcement that US Airways is now preparing to offer GoGo in-flight internet access. US Airways will have its GoGo service ready for use in early 2010 and will offer full internet access.

Passengers on its flights will be able to surf the Web, use instant messaging, email, and access corporate VPN networks. The airline will install the GoGo service initially on its A321 aircraft flying select domestic routes. US Airways says that customers will be able to see what planes offer Internet access starting later next year by looking for the Wi-Fi icon when booking.

Pricing for the in-flight service will range from $5.95 to $12.95 depending on the length of the flight and the type of device being used to access the service. It sounds as though the service may be cheaper on mobile phones that on notebooks or netbooks.

"Gogo is for anyone who wants to make plane time their time. Whether you want to stay connected to the office, your family or friends; whether you want to work, play or learn; Gogo is for you. We look forward to working with US Airways to bring the world to its passengers."

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Yay Hulu!
By PrezWeezy on 7/23/2009 2:09:28 PM , Rating: 2
Hopefully we can Hulu in-flight instead of their anemic movie list...

RE: Yay Hulu!
By HrilL on 7/23/2009 2:22:55 PM , Rating: 2
doubt it. I just don't see them having that kind of bandwidth. Would be awesome but there is no way they can support more than 10 people watching hulu. The 480p uses around 1Mb/s. I doubt the plane will have more than 10Mb/s shared bandwidth. 10Mb/s might even be too optimistic.

RE: Yay Hulu!
By Smartless on 7/23/2009 2:37:27 PM , Rating: 2
For some reason I think of Lewis C.K.

"You're in a chair, IN THE SKY!!!"

RE: Yay Hulu!
By ggordonliddy on 7/26/2009 12:51:41 PM , Rating: 2
...cramped between fat people and in great pain due to limited legroom.

RE: Yay Hulu!
By HrilL on 7/23/2009 2:49:44 PM , Rating: 2
After doing some research I've found out that it is just 3G cellular wireless data signals. Thus the max speed they are offering is 3.5Mb/s with real world speeds around half that. And with a lot of users you can expect things to slow down quite a bit. They also use traffic shaping which will give priority to web sites and lower to bandwidth intensive activities so unless you're the only one using the service you'd probably not have fluid video.

RE: Yay Hulu!
By bhieb on 7/23/2009 5:18:05 PM , Rating: 2
Hope it does not break down though.
Toward the middle.

RE: Yay Hulu!
By MScrip on 7/24/2009 2:46:22 AM , Rating: 2

Add this to the end to go to a specific part of a Youtube clip: #t=1m59s

RE: Yay Hulu!
By tviceman on 7/24/2009 9:54:55 AM , Rating: 2
I took my wife to see him live (loved his HBO show) and God was it was hilarious. This short clip was the theme of his stand up. Louis C.K. is the man!

"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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