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Gogo launches next-gen in-flight internet, with better speeds and more capacity

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Gogo launches nextgen inflight internet, with better speeds and more capacity

Gogo is pretty much the standard for in-flight internet. But, as much as it’s saved our workaholic butts on a number of occasions, we’ve always said there’s room for improvement. Speeds are often on the low side and connectivity can be unreliable on a plane packed with fellow web addicts. (For example, say a flight to Vegas for CES.) ATG-4 is the company’s next generation of in-air service that should drastically increase capacity and improve speeds. The connection will have a theoretical peak bandwidth of 9.8Mbps, more than three times the current network and uses EVDO rev.B as part of its backbone. ATG-4 is being rolled out on 25 craft to begin with, including planes operated by Virgin, Delta and US Airways. There’s a few more details in the PR after the break and we’ll be back soon with a hands on to let you know if Gogo’s new network lives up to the hype.

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Gogo launches next-gen in-flight internet, with better speeds and more capacity originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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