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BOEING has confirmed that it will be taking a series of near-term actions as the company accelerates the evaluation of options for the future of its Connexion by Boeing high-speed broadband communications business. Connexion is not part of its core business and a disposal to a more specialised concern has not been ruled out. There is clearlya demand for inflight on-line internet and its spin offs but the question is ”how do you pay for it?” Advertising revenue, the means whereby normal ground based IT systems sustain themselves, does work in the airborne mode. It needs lots of views which will never happen with the average aircraft size around 150 people. Boeing says it is carrying out an evaluation with its clients and partners which may result in a sale, partnering arrangement or termination of service.