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Re: Boeing's Connexion announcement

  • From: Roland Dobbins
  • Date: Sat Oct 14 02:16:59 2006
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On Oct 13, 2006, at 1:52 PM, Rodney Joffe wrote:

Maybe the Connexion folks on the list could tell us what is needed to make it work on the network side - I'm sure we have enough resources between us to handle that. And there are a number of aircraft that already have the equipment...
The biggest obstacles to success for a service of this type are a) high cost and b) the lack of AC power throughout most commercial airliners. Some folks are willing to put up with a), but not for just a couple of hours due to b).

Until AC power is prevalent throughout the cabins of commercial airliners, it's unclear whether such a service will attract sufficient subscribers to become economically viable, IMHO.

Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> // 408.527.6376 voice

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