Browse the Cloud in the Clouds: Google brings Wifi to Airplanes

1300top.jpgYes, now the internet is in the sky. Google – those masters of the world – have worked out how to set up a WiFi system 30,000ft above the ground.

I know, I have trouble setting one up at ground level with a call centre worker on the phone and no oxygen issues, but somehow they have got the internet working on 3 airlines in the States.

It’s free as well. Nice touch.

Google is in partnership with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to offer free Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi on every domestic flight from November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011.

Now that they have proved it can be done. We hope it will get rolled out to other service providers.. though we imagine RyanAir will charge for it…

[via Google Blog]

Anna Leach