Current airplane Wi-Fi sucks. It's borderline usable and very expensive. Trying to get any work done on the super slow Wi-Fi feels like you've teleported back in time to the dial-up era.
Faster in-flight Wi-Fi from Gogo Inc., the largest in-flight internet provider, is coming to U.S. airlines... in 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal.
SEE ALSO: It's not just you: American Airlines also thinks Gogo Wi-Fi sucks
Gogo, which has partnerships with 17 airlines and provides in-flight Wi-Fi to more than 2,700 commercial planes and 7,000 business aircraft, says it's planning to overhaul its networking equipment to deliver internet at speeds of over 100 megabits per second (mbps); existing speeds only top out at 10 mbps.
This post originally appeared on Inc. If you’ve used Gogo’s Internet service on an airplane, you know that it’s not much of an improvement over 1990s AOL-era dial-up. Gogo’s connectivity speed amounts to about half the average downl...
Whenever I'm at the airport I wonder two things: why can't they invent teleportation and how can airplanes still be so slow. We've been flying for decades and air travel hasn't gotten faster. Why the heck is it still slow? More »
You may be reading this post right now packed into an airplane and anxiously sweating through a flight delay. Look up. See that little WiFi logo? That probably belongs to GoGo Inc., which just filed for an IPO.
This post originally appeared on Inc. If you’ve used Gogo’s Internet service on an airplane, you know that it’s not much of an improvement over 1990s AOL-era dial up. Gogo’s connectivity speed amounts to about half the average downl...