Will plans to use commercial aircraft for a worldwide wireless network fly?

Published Dec 23 2016 at 11:30 AM GMT
  • Just this week, the Canadian government declared that access to high-speed internet is a basic necessity and pledged CAD$750 million towards rolling it out to rural areas across the country.
  • But there's a whole world of unconnected people out there, and other companies are using satellites, drones, or even balloons to beam internet to remote areas.
  • Now Airborne Wireless Network (AWN) plans to make use of the several thousand commercial aircraft that are in the sky at any given moment to create a meshed carrier network.



  • Published Dec 23, 2016 11:30 AM GMT