Boeing's Connexion announcement

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at cisco.com
Sat Oct 14 06:13:02 UTC 2006


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.

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