updated 05:20 am EST, Sun December 5, 2010
Wi-Fi on flights extends beyond domestic routes
German international airline carrier Lufthansa will be the first to introduce onboard internet for international flights from the US. Services departing from New York, Detroit and Atlanta into Frankfurt will have wireless internet expected to be fast enough to connect to a VPN and send large attachments. However, it is not clear exactly how much bandwidth each passenger will have access to.
Passengers will also have access to Lufthansa’s new Cloudstream service as well. This allows passengers to browse the net prior to departure allowing them to cache favorite sites. The pages will be stored in a virtual folde that can be then accessed for later viewing. [via Gadling]