American Airlines rejects Gogo internet over ViaSat for its new fleet of planes

American Airlines rejects Gogo internet over ViaSat for its new fleet of planes

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-06 18:23 Los Angeles: After suing Gogo Inc, a major provider of in-flight broadband Internet service, the American Airlines has shut the operation of the internet provider for its new fleet of aircrafts.Now, the California-based communications company ViaSat has replaced Gogo Inc and secured an agreement to provide internet service forAmerican Airlines' future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the Verge quotes the Los Angeles Times.The communication company is expected to enter service in September, 2017.Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Gogo Inc. is a provider of in-flight broadband Internet service and other connectivity services for commercial and business aircraft. According to Gogo, over 2,100 commercial aircraft and 6,600 business aircraft have been equipped with its onboard Wi-Fi services. The company is also the developer of 2Ku, the new in-flight (satellite solution) Wi-Fi technology.ViaSat on the other hand is a provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets. ViaSat is ranked on the SpaceNews top 50 space companies and is also included on the Defense news list of top 100 defense companies. (ANI)