The Secret To Having Wifi On A Plane: A Lot Of Potatoes

The Secret To Having Wifi On A Plane: A Lot Of Potatoes
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Sometimes, I have no clue what’s happening in the world. Recent flights on Boeing planes were filled with 20,000 pounds of potatoes in order to improve in flight WiFi.

The company’s goal is to provide passengers internet without spotiness in service, making sure the signal is equally strong for everyone on board.

Company engineers ended up using potatoes, because their interaction with radio waves are very similar to those of the human body.

Boeing also flexed their corny/humor muscles, naming the project Synthetic Personnel Using Dialectic Substitution (SPUDS).

Boeing isn’t new at this. They’ve been using potatoes to stand in for humans since 2008. Boeing says they’ve dramatically increased their WiFi presence on planes since.

Potatoes are more useful than I thought.

Wentworth Jones | Elite. 

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