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    squeezeplay at 30,000 feet.

    On a cross country flight on AA, I needed to send an emergency email or two for work, so purchased the inflight wifi, called 'gogo.' I am currently listening to my squeezecenter at 30,000 feet, using squeezeplay, transcoding it to 128K mp3. It is quite solid, and I doubt that I could hear the difference between this and flac given background noise. I'm impressed. Any other experiences
    Does anyone know what technology is being used?
    Thanks.

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    You're streaming from your home server? That's pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericj View Post
    Does anyone know what technology is being used?
    Seems to be ground towers:

    http://www.gogoinflight.com/gogo-sta...t_internet.pdf
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    (and I posted this as well, but I was afraid of being ostentatious), but yes, I am streaming from my msi wind to squeezeplay.app on my notebook.....
    Thanks for pointing out the ground towers as the source, the download rate seems to be okay....

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    ericj-- you win cool post of the day. streaming from a netbook on the ground, no less.

    cheers,
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    That image scares me. But, fwiw, the server is the MSI Wind, the atom desktop. There is a healthy discussion in the third party hardware section.
    Last edited by ericj; 2009-03-27 at 12:53.

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    Thanks for your post, ericj. I am glad to see you are a satisfied customer :-) I don't work for Aircell, but I work for the company that designed and makes the processor unit and WAP that goes on the aircraft. We have never been busier. WiFi on aircraft is the new 'big thing.'
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    AA just announced..

    That this wifi service will be available on all flights...
    http://www.slate.com/id/2215050/ has a description of the technology
    Last edited by ericj; 2009-03-31 at 23:40.

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    squeezeplay at 30,000 feet.

    > That this wifi service will be available on all flights...

    ....in particular in transatlantic flights :-)

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    Fair enough, the news release said entire fleet, not every route. Although, truth be told, Lufthansa did have wireless aboard for some time on selected flights. That was by satellite, and had very latency, I've read.
    Still a nice feature, often neglected by users, is the ability to access your music and streaming when you are not at home....

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