WHAT TO KNOW NOW
In case you were worried about the fate of Gogo — after losing an important future partner in Virgin America (which just went with ViaSat) and a rough few months with American (which may or may not be trying to wrangle out of its contract) — fear not. Delta just increased its commitment to equip its fleet with Gogo’s next generation 2Ku technology, doubling down from 350 aircraft to 600.
It’s a resounding win for Gogo and for 2Ku technology, which promises the end of the era of glacial inflight Internet.
Meanwhile, Gogo’s shares on NASDAQ jumped by 10% in after-hours trading. Looks like they are in it for the long haul.
SOCIAL QUOTE OF THE DAY
Congrats to @Gogo & @Delta on today’s 2Ku contract announcement. I’ve experienced 2Ku first hand. We threw everything at it. #AvGeekApproved
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