US Federal Communications Commission established rules for auctioning spectrum in the 800 MHz band dedicated to commercial air-to-ground telecommunication services, setting the stage for an auction early next year, according to Verizon Airfone. Assuming Verizon acquires a license, it said it expects to be able to offer inflight wireless Internet access in 2007. It has been demonstrating the first airborne system featuring third-generation CDMA technology since September 2004 and inflight ...

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