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High-Speed Internet Coming To International Flights

Written by Charlie

If you have ever used WiFi on airplanes, you know it can annoyingly slow! On international flights, it is even worse. The airlines that offer it have packages whereby they charge by the amount of data used. For those situations, you can be happy it is slow – it will take even longer to use up your allotment!


However, GoGo is looking to change that for their international flights. It is expected to be rolled out to their customers by mid-2015 and is being tested with Japan Airlines now. This new service utilizes a new technology called 2Ku. This service will use low-profile antennas for satellite access instead of the ground access they use for US flights. Their new service promises to deliver peak speeds of 70Mbps. That is huge! A welcome increase, to be sure.

They are not stopping there, however. They say when new technology comes online, they will be able to reach speeds of over 100Mbps. This should work perfectly so I can watch my Yankees play live while crossing the ocean! 🙂

HT: Engadget

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.