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Hotspots Boosted in the Sky

Connexion by Boeing and Intel Corporation will enhance and promote high-speed, in-
flight wireless Internet service. The companies
have completed compatibility testing with common Intel
CentrinoT mobile technology-based laptop configurations, making
Connexion by BoeingSM the first in-flight Internet service to be verified
through Intel’s Wireless Verification Program.

Through the Wireless Verification Program, Intel works with wireless
service providers to identify and minimize issues related to quality of
service, site coverage and down-time that may negatively impact the end-
user experience. To date, the program has verified 103 service providers
that operate more than 70,000 hotspots worldwide.

“Intel and Connexion by Boeing have collaborated extensively to test the
high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi service, which provides a secure and reliable
service for travelers who want new choices for how they spend their time
in-flight,” said Keith Kressin, director of marketing for Intel’s Mobile
Platforms Group. “With our shared focus on enhancing the end-user
experience, Intel and Connexion by Boeing are opening up a whole new
world of in-flight entertainment, communication and productivity.”

“By verifying Connexion’s service compatibility with Intel Centrino mobile
technology and devices, we help ensure that air passengers have a
consistent, high quality, in-flight Wi-Fi experience as they have come to
expect and enjoy on the ground - whether they are surfing the World
Wide Web, watching live global television or connecting to a corporate
VPN,” said David Friedman, vice president of marketing and direct sales,
Connexion by Boeing.