(Reuters) JetBlue Airways Corp. won a wireless license to offer high-speed Internet and other communications services on commercial aircraft in a U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction that ended on Friday. The company's subsidiary LiveTV LLC bid $7 million for a 1 megahertz wireless license, while a company with ties to AirCell Inc., which designs and sells airborne communications systems, won the 3 megahertz license with a bid of $31.3 million.
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Internet browsing is an uncompromisable activity for many people in the modern world, and reliable Internet access is becoming an essential feature of any budding or existing business. This in-flight high speed Internet is sure to give the airline the leg up that it needs and attract the generation of internet addicts who are daunted by the prospect of several consecutive hours of disconnect.