AirCell is seeking stimulus money.
A portion of the funding that has been set aside by the US government to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved communities is being sought by Aircell.
The company has applied for a $65 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Programme (BTOP) grant through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
BTOP provides grants to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, to enhance broadband capacity at public computer centres, and to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service.
Well, yeah, I guess airplanes are historically underserved by broadband…