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Group from Northwestern Looking to Make Inflight Wi-Fi Better Than Ever Before

When the first commercial aircraft took to the skies in the early part of the 20th century, and for even decades after, flying was an escape from the world below. For two, five, even ten hours, passengers were disconnected from the world thousands of feet below them. But as the world became more connected, flying went right along with it. In the 1970s, Airfone introduced the first technology that allowed passengers to call back home. Less than two decades later,…