Forget American Airlines: Is the speed fast enough for consumers who always want it faster?
What to Know Now
In this week’s chapter of the soap opera between the nation’s largest air carrier and Gogo, American just dropped its lawsuit against the internet provider.
But Gogo may not be out of the woods yet. Provisions yet remain for American to choose a different internet provider for some 200 of its aircraft, a contract that Gogo sorely needs. While Gogo’s friendmaking and the reveal of new satellite bandwidth may have bought it some time, the clock is still ticking.
Business travelers, meanwhile, will only see the benefit. Whether American goes with a new service provider or they motivate Gogo to find more bandwidth, internet speeds are going to pick up. We only have to wait…. just a bit longer.
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Photo credit: Gogo CEO Michael Small (R) speaking at the Skift Global Forum. Skift