Most major airlines offer wireless Internet access on some or all of their aircraft.
But now airlines are battling over which has the fastest Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet in the air.
New York-based JetBlue Airways announced last week that later this year, it plans to offer its passengers a satellite-based Wi-Fi service that is “significantly faster” than other onboard Wi-Fi.
Airline executives showed investors a demonstration last week that suggested its new Internet service, powered by Excede, was more than twice as fast as three Wi-Fi competitors'.
Robin Hayes, the airline’s chief commercial officer, said JetBlue may offer the service free for most passengers but charge those who want to stream movies and other such entertainment.