The FCC will establish a regular process and rules for approval of Internet services (basically Wi-Fi) aboard aircraft. The agency says that current approval system is ad-hoc and requires too much time.
The current approval system is ad-hoc, which makes it more expensive and lengthy. Only 2 companies, Gogo and Row 44, operate services in the US. A third entrant, ViaSat, will begin to offer service in 2013.