So, can they do it by mid-2012? JetBlue already attempted to take the in-flight WiFi bull by the horns three years ago, when they partnered with Blackberry and Yahoo to get BetaBlue up in the air, although the limited internet access caused that firecracker to fizzle quick. They've had time since then, lots of time. Should they play a game of catch-up? No. Should they give up on in-flight WiFi totally? Heck no. So they're doing the next logical thing: taking a bit more time to get it right.
This is our favorite quote, compliments of JetBlue CEO Dave Barger: "This system will be designed for the 21st century, not just for today's personal connectivity needs, but with the bandwidth to expand to meet tomorrow's needs as well." We're guessing that means streaming video and all the other goodies that come with high bandwidth. Assuming JetBlue comes back with their All You Can Jet Pass in 2012, people will be tweeting and blogging and vlogging their way around the country (and Caribbean) like never before.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Viva In-Flight WiFi!