Man gets $1,171 bill for using in-flight Wi-Fi

When it comes to offering WiFi in the sky, airlines enjoy a situational monopoly. Still, this takes the cake: A Singapore Airlines passenger stepped off a plane, looked at his phone and discovered a bill for $1,171.46.

For LTE sky may not be the limit

Will there be a day when we shall see commercial planes connecting to the Internet at LTE speeds? A recent test by Ericsson gives hope to the possibility, though it is more likely that superfast trains are more likely to see LTE speeds.

Qualcomm is exploring the last 4G frontier: The sky

Qualcomm’s wireless technologies already dominate the mobile broadband networks on U.S. land. Now it wants to dominate the skies above it. Qualcomm is petitioning the FCC to clear a huge swathe of spectrum for an airplane broadband network supporting the eye-popping bandwidth of 300 Gbps.

In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo poised for $100M IPO take-off

Gogo, an in-flight Wi-fi company, has become the dominant provider of connectivity in the skies and now it’s looking to raise up to $100 million in an IPO. The company plans to use the money to generate working capital and address other general corporate needs.

Will Terrorists Take our In-Flight Wi-Fi?

Just when Wi-Fi is rolling out on more and more planes, could the dream come to an end? That’s the suspicion of security expert Roland Alford, who believes the cargo bomb plot last week may prompt authorities to reexamine the use of in-flight Wi-Fi.

US Airways Adds Gogo Inflight Internet Access

US Airways has become the latest airline to launch Gogo Inflight Internet service. The service will be available on all 51 A321s in US Airways’ fleet by June 1. In addition to US Airways, Gogo is currently available on all AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights.

Why GoGo In-flight Wi-Fi Is Garbage

When I got on a plane to visit Orlando, Fla., earlier this morning, I thanked my stars when I found out that I was on a Delta flight with GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi. But after 30 minutes or so, the service became unusable.

U.S. In-flight Broadband Is A-gogo by Spring

In-flight broadband will take to the skies this spring. Passengers flying Virgin America and American Airlines in and out of New York will be offered gogo, a new service from Aircell that the company claims will provide broadband speeds in the friendly skies of 2 megabits per second.