One up-and-coming “mesh network” provider has cut metal, produced simulations and conducted dozens of hours of flight tests before going public with a system that could allow airliners to daisy-chain broadband data across the sky. The other went public from the start, forged plenty of deals and watched its penny stock climb from $0.25 to higher than $4.00 per share. Its first demonstration flight was was completed on May 31, but no details have yet been released.  Both ...

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