United Airlines and Verizon Airfone, in what they claim is a first, received FAA certification to install the necessary cabin equipment to enable passenger and crew use of wireless technology devices to send and receive e-mail and surf the Internet onboard domestic commercial aircraft. The approval was granted after the companies showed that usage of 802.11b/g wireless technology within the cabin does not affect the aircraft's operation. Most laptop computers sold today are equipped to the ...

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