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In Car Internet

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By David Edney

It’s finally here!! You can now have an Internet connection in your vehicle without rigging some monstrosity outside your window. TracNet, a system that allows passengers to access the Internet on a vehicle’s video screens can be installed on anything that moves. It also turns your vehicle into a moving hot spot so you can use your laptop. It does use Verizon’s High Speed Internet, so the DSL high-speeds are still nonexistent, but it will be here soon. The $80 a month price isn’t that great either, but I’m sure that will go down eventually.

The current price is $1,995 for the automotive version of TracNet. The system operates on Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network, which costs another $60 to $80 a month. There is also a $10 monthly charge for MSN TV, the service from Microsoft Corp. that brings the Internet to TV screens. The consumer provides the screens.

VIA CNN Technology







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  • http://madduxsports.com/blog/ jaynie

    Not in the budget just yet but it’s definitely good to see that this has made its way around. I always want to take my laptop in the car and soon realize why its a waste, this would be perfect.

  • http://www.dtoid.com Niero

    Wow what a crock of sh1t! You can get a verizon or cingular PCMCIA satellite internet card for $50/mo and use it anywhere — house, car, boat, etc. This product is for the very uninformed consumer.

  • Anonymous

    this is great actually, you can use internet anywhere you are, and play xbox live if you have a flipout in your car, def cool

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