Gogo Inflight InternetEditor: Phil Nickinson
For work or play at 30,000 feet
When you think about getting online on airplanes, one name typically comes to mind. Gogo has cemented itself as the top name in airborne Internet, be it on private business jets, or your run-of-the-mill commercial flight. The fact is that we expect to be able to work an plan on our devices whether we're 30 feet above the ground in our offices, or 30,000 feet in the sky.
Turns out there's a lot more to the company that just that. Gogo sees through the entire process, from towers on the ground and satellites in the sky, to working with the FAA to install and maintain equipment on aircraft, to customer service and support for when we're aloft.
Gogo is working on the next generation of inflight Internet, which will leverage the use of its terrestrial system — towers that send 3G signals to the planes — as well as satellites for more bandwidth. It might not be like sitting in your high-speed office, but it's certainly going to be a lot closer than it used to.