New Gogo airplane Wi-Fi will be 6 times faster

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You're stuck on a plane for hours. You want to get some stuff done, right?

Gogo is the largest provider of in-flight Internet in the U.S.
Wednesday, it will unveil a system that uses a combination of satellites and cellular towers to connect airplanes to the Web at speeds six times as fast as its current best option.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new technologies could mean Internet speeds in the air that are at least as fast as the average Internet speeds for Americans on the ground.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Linesuses Gogo for in-flight wifi service. Other carriers using Gogo include Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airliens, US Airways and Virgin America.


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