From PC World…
Boeing will phase out its Connexion by Boeing service, leaving what it once considered a promising market for in-flight Internet access.
Connexion offers broadband Internet access via Wi-Fi, using a satellite connection to the Internet, that costs about $10 to $30 per flight on commercial airlines. It also offers high-speed Internet access on executive jets and ships.
Connexion is offered on some commercial flights in Europe and Asia but was never adopted by a major U.S. carrier. First conceived in 2000, the service was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in May 2002 as the nation’s airlines were reeling from a travel slump that followed the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Besides, it’s not that good when your laptop is in the hold!