Well - this is encouraging. WiFi in the air might not be dead:
Panasonic has set about securing agreements covering a minimum of 500 aircraft in the next 60 days. That schedule is being driven by the need to be ready to serve ex-Connexion airlines within a tolerable time after the discontinuation of that service by the end of the year. “We can’t drag our launch decision on until, say, February,” Bruner said. “There will inevitably be a dark period between the end of Connexion and the start of our service, and we want to keep that as short as possible. We already have 150 aircraft committed and feel confident we’ll make the 500. But if we’re falling badly short in 60 days’ time we will not go.”
Getting that up-front commitment sounds smart to me - it means that they have an actual plan with revenue attached. I hope this works out, because I'd love to have a network option next time I make a long haul flight.