Roadtrips with Wireless

Chrysler annouced that it will begin offering an optional wireless internet service in its vehicles for about $500, plus $29 a month. The network will use EVDO service to get about 400-800 Kbps. Now, you can strap the kids in the car and they can surf for SpongeBob videos while taking that road trip to Vermont. Or you can listen to internet radio as you head for Nashville.

I was excited when I learned that some buses now offer wireless internet. Now that cars are getting it too, internet service can become a real competitor to radio, both traditional and satellite – as well as improving the productivity and enjoyment of passengers. Yet another example of market innovations foiling supposed monopolies, while providing useful services.