A recent article in Businessweek describes Gogo’s road to IPO and why it could be problematic. Simply put: In-flight WiFi is expensive. It’s hard to imagine the average consumer shelling out $14 for an all-day pass on Gogo. This area is ripe for innovation but regulatory agencies limit this opportunity with out-dated restrictions.
There is a huge chance for the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Aviation Agency to collaborate on a plan to unleash airwaves for in-flight WiFi as well as allowing devices to be used throughout the course of a flight.
Americans expect free WiFi and cruising at 30,000 feet is no excuse.There is an insatiable need for connectivity and a six hour flight across the country should be no exception. Whether for checking e-mail or streaming Netflix, this is a huge space for innovation but the FCC and FAA need to relax regulations first and watch as prices fall and speeds improve.
Senator Bernie Sanders asks, “What can we learn from Denmark?”
Although Denmark and the United States are two very different countries, the United States could look to Denmark and its willingness to protect its citizens from economic insecurities in shaping future policy.
I visited Denmark this past winter and noticed the very high standard of life. While speaking to a bartender at our hotel, he was politically informed and passionate about the healthcare, education and security he has been provided growing up in Denmark.
Of course, this policy framework developed over many decades but perhaps it is worth analyzing and asking ourselves if we can learn from Denmark.
Full article here: http://huff.to/12MxhOJ