This week's Elon Musk news has focused on his plan to buy Twitter, but his companies have been moving on another front as well, with Hawaiian Airlines signing up to his SpaceX's Starlink WiFi on its long-haul flights.
Hawaiian, and charter operator JSX, are the first airlines to sign up for the service that uses thousands of small satellites in low earth orbits to provide signal. Other services such as Viasat or GoGo use either fixed satellites or, in an earlier generation, ground-based relay stations.
Hawaiian says it will provide free wireless service on flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, Asia and Okinawa, and that passengers will be able to play online games with users on the ground as well. No plans were mentioned to use the service on inter-island flights.