Wi-Fi Ist Schon

Two German companies made commitments to Wi-Fi build-outs today. T-Mobile Deutschland GMbh has announced they will copy their US arrangement with Starbucks coffee shops in Germany after a successful pilot in Berlin. T-Mobile expects to have service in every Starbucks in Germany by the end of the year. Sounds big, but I went to Starbucks Germany’s site, and highlighted “Alle anzeigen” und klicken “Suchen”, to learn there were only 20 Starbucks in the country. Meanwhile, after announcing the success of a ‘pilot’ program, Lufthansa Airlines has announced their intention to offer WiFi on 80 of their long haul planes starting next year. Much of the content accessible will be locally stored recent news and such, but fresh content and connections will be accessed through satellite backhaul. Lufthansa is the first to offer WiFi on airplanes.

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