AT&T taking LTE to AIR

AT&T(s t) already handles a third of the mobile connections in the U.S. on the ground. Now it wants to connect phones, tablets and laptops above the clouds as well.

AT&T announced plans on Monday to launch an air-to-ground LTE network that would provide internet connectivity to both commercial and private fliers. The network could be live as late 2015, the company said.