Boeing is lowering its in-flight Net access prices from the end of the month.

Instead of paying a $30 flat-fee per flight, the Connexion service will now cost $27 and cover a 24-hour period, so the service will also be available on connecting flights. Two hours access has been reduced slightly from $17 to $15, and a new three-hour option for $18 has been added.

At the same time, four new channels of live television and direct access to Yahoo's portal will be added to the service, which is quickly becoming the most popular with airlines.

Connexion requires aircraft to be specially equipped and delivers broadband speed Net access. It has been available since mid-2004 when Lufthansa launched the service, and is now offered on 170 flights per day by nine different airlines.

However, in some instances the service will be more expensive to use. The "Internet Flight" option used to allow passengers on medium-haul flights of between 3 hours and 6 hours to get unlimited access for $20, but under the new scheme they'll have to choose between 3 hours of Internet time for $18 or a 24-hour block of time for $27.

The new channels will comes from BBC World, EuroNews, Eurosportnews, CNBC and MSNBC, and will be available via laptop.