Filtering, etiquette questions arise as airlines introduce in-flight Internet access

[AP] Seat 17D is yapping endlessly on an Internet phone call. Seat 16F is flaming Seat 16D with expletive-laden chats. Seat 16E is too busy surfing porn sites to care. Seat 17C just wants to sleep.Welcome to the promise of the Internet at 33,000 feet – and the questions of etiquette, openness and free speech that airlines and service providers will have to grapple with as they bring Internet access to the skies in the coming months.
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news.smh.com.au/filtering-etiquette-questions-arise-as-airlines-introduce-inflight-internet-access/20071225-1iw3.htmlIn-flight Internet builds on Boeing plan
Airlines and service providers seeking to deliver high-speed Internet services to passengers say they’ve learned from Boeing Co.’s 2006 decision to pull the plug on its ambitions to outfit its planes with a similar service.Analysts say Boeing’s failed Connexion online service was costly to install and operate, resulting in large expenditures before getting a single paying customer. An industrywide downturn triggered by the 2001 terrorist attacks made the system an even tougher sell to struggling airlines.
http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-internet25dec25,1,41517.story

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