Gogo (GOGO) is expanding its wireless service on airplanes by creating a Wi-Fi that goes up to six times as fast as the current one.
FierceWireless reports that the company is creating a satellite and cellular-based wireless service that can run as fast as 60 Mbps, six times faster than the current peak speed of 10 Mbps. The wireless service provider added that Virgin America will be the first airline to debut the Gogo GTO (Ground to Orbit) that combines satellite technologies with the company’s ATG (Air to Ground) network.
Gogo first launched its wireless internet service in 2008 and about 2,000 aircrafts use the company’s in-flight service. The company is planning on requesting approval by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2014.