Technology improvements allow carriers to offer in-flight Internet

Technology allowing airlines to offer in-flight Internet service has advanced in the past two years. Equipment is lighter, and using the service may cost travelers as little as $8. Several airlines hope to offer in-flight Internet service this year. Executives say the timing is right for airline Wi-Fi because many travelers use handheld wireless devices.

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