Lycos Offers Inflight Streaming
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As part of the alliance, Lycos, Inc. has acquired a 10-percent stake in Inflightonline.
Inflightonline will offer intranet and Internet access with Lycos content and services, including access to LYCOShop, the Internet's most complete shopping destination. Other services will include e-mail capability, hotel/car/flight reservation services, audio/video on-demand, as well as news, weather, sports, financial information and a large assortment of reference/research material. The system will be able to carry more than one million Web pages.
"Lycos is the first portal to have an in-flight ISP agreement and this service arena offers a tremendous market opportunity," said Jeff Crown, vice president of corporate development at Lycos (LCOS).
Inflightonline is currently in negotiations with three domestic airlines and plans to begin service as soon as April.