THE NUMBER OF NEW COMPANIES vying to supply airlines with inflight broadband connectivity would suggest that the specter of Connexion by Boeing has been laid to rest (ATW, 10/06, p. 24). But one of the critics of the Boeing experiment cautions that carriers are better off when they look at connectivity as a differentiator rather than a profit center. "Providing it as a value-added service is sensible," says Tim Farrar, president of Menlo Park, Calif.-based TMF Associates, a company that ...

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