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This would be a breakthrough, which dominates air-to-ground Wi-Fi in the U.S., because now it would be able to expand its service with satellite-based Wi-Fi on international flights.

Gogo is one step closer to bringing Ku-band satellite-supported inflight Wi-Fi to Delta Air Lines and other customers after receiving a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate Ku-band terminals on domestic and international flights, the APEX editor’s blog can reveal.

The Chicago-headquartered company, which has been gearing up to launch Ku-band connectivity on a Delta Boeing 767 aircraft, says the blanket FCC license gives it the ability to operate up to 1,000 technically identical transmit/receive earth stations on aircraft.

via Gogo scores key FCC license to offer Ku-band connectivity; awaits green light from FAA for Delta 767 launch » APEX Editor’s Blog.


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