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Airlines could generate $30 billion in WiFi fees by 2035

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Airlines are expected to generate $30 billion in broadband connectivity fees by 2035, up from an anticipated $1 billion next year, according to a study by the London School of Economics and satellite communications company Inmarsat. That would work out to an extra $4 per passenger, and include such things as e-commerce and premium content offerings.

Why it matters: Because there is an implicit expectation that airlines will still be charging for WiFi in 2035.

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