• United States

Videoconferencing at 31,000 feet

Jun 06, 20031 min
Data Center

President Bush and future occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave have some new equipment to play with when travelling aboard Air Force One. The plane has been outfitted with new videoconferencing equipment to keep the President in constant contact with his advisors on the ground. During the attacks on September 11, Bush hop scotched across the country to various sites. His communications options aboard the plane were limited, making it difficult to get the latest information on the ground. Now, he can communicate anywhere in the world and while he’s over the U.S., watch any baseball game he wants.