Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in ’06

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Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in '06

Boeing’s Connexion unit expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as early as next year, its president said today, despite opposition from the flying public.

“We expect that once the regulatory issues and the social issues are ironed out, we’ll be introducing [mobile phone] service,” said Laurette Koellner, president of Connexion by Boeing, the unit that offers in-flight Web access. “We’re projecting that to be some time next year.”

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