Articles tagged “wi-fi”

Everyone Wants In-Flight Wi-Fi, So Why Is Gogo Struggling?

Everyone Wants In-Flight Wi-Fi, So Why Is Gogo Struggling?

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Financial pressures and stiff competition are making life tough for Gogo, so much so that it's considering breaking itself up. Perhaps it's more likely that one of the company's many rivals will come knocking with an offer.

5 months ago

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

This would be a sneaky move by Google, but makes sense given the company's recent focus on improved travel tools for consumers. The more closely the online giant's products are integrated into the travel experience, the more traction it can gain in the travel space outside online booking. We've already seen them experiment, for instance, with Google Fi kiosks in U.S. airports.

8 months ago

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Brian Sumers, Skift

Something seems off about this. Yes, Gogo CEO Michael Small probably had to go. But shouldn't the company have chosen a new CEO with a background in telecommunications?

9 months ago

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Both Qantas and Virgin Australia should have Wi-Fi available on all domestic flights by the end of 2018. While travelers want to stay connected, they probably won’t pay for Wi-Fi, but might choose flights on the basis of internet coverage, especially on longer routes.

10 months ago

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Finally, in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming faster and more available across the board. Go ahead and add the "best Wi-Fi" option to your budget of extra fees on top of the plane ticket.

11 months ago

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Road warriors have long suspected a systematic Wi-Fi problem on many United planes, but the airline has said little about it. Now, we know more about this issue. The good news? It will be fixed soon, according to United.

1 year ago

And What a Year It Was — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

And What a Year It Was — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It was a year of surprising change in corporate travel. By embracing some of the innovations that are commonplace in leisure companies, travel management companies are slowly bringing themselves into the 21st century.

2 years ago

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

Brian Sumers , Skift

The good news is that Internet speeds on American Airlines will improve markedly. The bad? This will take "years," according to an airline spokesman. So travelers should be patient.

2 years ago

Guests Find Ways to Stream Shows Despite Finicky Hotel Wi-Fi

Guests Find Ways to Stream Shows Despite Finicky Hotel Wi-Fi

Seth Porges, Bloomberg

Anyone remember a couple of years ago when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission spanked hotel chains for blocking consumers' bring-your-own Wi-Fi devices at conferences -- and some feared in guest rooms? The brands' distaste for streaming devices and Wi-Fi workarounds was one of the reasons they tried the blocking thing.

2 years ago

Germany Will No Longer Be a Traveler’s Wi-Fi Nightmare

Germany Will No Longer Be a Traveler’s Wi-Fi Nightmare

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Good news for travelers to Germany: The country's draconian internet privacy laws have been loosened and more free Wi-Fi hotspots will soon be available to the public.

3 years ago

Wi-Fi Hotspots in NYC Will Replace Payphone Relics

Wi-Fi Hotspots in NYC Will Replace Payphone Relics

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press

The LinkNYC plan for ubiquitous Wi-Fi on NYC streets would help locals and travelers keep their data expenses in check and could be a model for other tech-savvy cities.

3 years ago

Wi-Fi Demand at Conventions Is Huge, and It’s Only Getting Bigger

Wi-Fi Demand at Conventions Is Huge, and It’s Only Getting Bigger

Greg Oates, Skift

Meeting planners are asking hotels with large convention space to prove the quality of the Wi-Fi before signing any contracts. They're also willing to pay for solid Wi-Fi versus always asking for comp'd service.

3 years ago