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Southwest Expanding WiFi Fleetwide!  
User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
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Southwest is going to start fitting Row 44 on all 540 of their aircraft, at a rate of ~15/month. Unlike AirCell, Row 44 uses satellite technology. I would have thought that Satellite internet would cost more to operate..any thoughts on why that was the avenue chosen? The only thing I can think of is that satellite is the only way they would have coverage on their EOW flights.

Price points will be announced in the fall.

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2010/02/01/daily4.html


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User currently offlineSWABrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Well I will admit I am not an expert on this, but I do know that satellite technology offers much greater bandwidth than the older ground-based systems. This will allow more people to log on. Also, there are no "dead zones" with satellite technology. It is basically a new generation of technology.

User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5424 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Actually this is/was already being discussed in this thread:
WN Details Wi-fi Plans (by QQflyboy Jan 29 2010 in Civil Aviation)

Last post was only a day ago but it is already on the third page.
Tugg



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