It has taken many years for in-flight Wi-Fi to be fully implemented on flights, but the good news is the service is finally settling down, and although still somewhat costly, prices are coming down. According to a report by Routehappy.com, currently, 8,700 domestic flights offer in-flight Wi-Fi, which is 38% of the total flights. However, as of yet it is unclear how viable in-flight Wi-Fi will be as a business.
Gogo, the leading provider of in-flight Wi-Fi is finding success, having received an initial public offering last Friday. Gogo already has their air -to-ground-based system installed in 1,900 domestic aircraft and now they plan on using the stock proceeds to invest in Ku-band satellite technology. This technology allows for in-flight Wi-Fi to work over the ocean, which will allow Gogo to provide in-flight Wi-Fi on overseas flights.
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