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Southwest Airlines to offer gate-to-gate WiFi service

Southwest Airlines to offer gate-to-gate WiFi service

With the FAA now easing restrictions on electronic devices that can be used in all phases of flights, airlines are moving to offer WiFi service during more of the flight. Southwest Airlines has announced that it will become the first carrier in the US to provide passengers with gate-to-gate WiFi service. Southwest is likely to have the distinction of being the only carrier to offer this service for a while.

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EASA approves device use at all stages of European flights

EASA approves device use at all stages of European flights

Beginning as early as December of this year, you will soon be allowed to power-on and use approved electronic devices during all stages of the flight on most Europe-based airlines. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) this week issued a ruling to that effect, following a similar ruling by the US's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last month. Like the FAA, EASA will allow Wi-Fi enabled devices to be turned on, but not cellular radios.

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Gogo introduces tech for in-flight talk and text

Gogo introduces tech for in-flight talk and text

Gogo is perhaps best known for providing fliers with wireless Internet access when above the clouds, making long flights a tad less tedious. Soon it will be known for a bit more amongst fliers -- as the service that allows passengers to chat on their phones as if they have regular cellular service, which could be a blessing or a curse depending on the person. Texting will also be made available.

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Gogo inflight WiFi upgrades will bring potential speeds of 60Mbps

Gogo inflight WiFi upgrades will bring potential speeds of 60Mbps

The topic of inflight WiFi often comes with mixed feelings. The connectivity is nice to have, but there is often a high price to pay for what amounts to speeds that are way slower than many would hope to see. Anyway, the name that often comes to mind for connecting while in the cloud is Gogo. They have yet to address the topic of price, however they have come forward with talk of faster speeds.

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Gogo in-flight WiFi use dawdles at 6%

Gogo in-flight WiFi use dawdles at 6%

In-flight WiFi provider Gogo's price increase last September saw revenues rise but failed to tip the company into profitability, despite hopes to milk more from corporate accounts as general use remains stagnant. Only 6-percent of flyers on planes that are Gogo-enabled actually took advantage of the connectivity in Q1, Gogo admitted to Bloomberg Businessweek, and while traditional economics might suggest trimming pricing to drive demand, technical limitations effectively blocked that strategy.

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Apple dominates the sky according to WiFi provider Gogo

Apple dominates the sky according to WiFi provider Gogo

Apple's iPhone and iPad reign supremacy above the clouds when it comes to in-flight internet access according to a new infographic being detailed today. The popular in-flight WiFi company Gogo has just released some detailed information regarding what devices are most preferred, at least while in the air. With smartphones and tablets taking in nearly 67% of all devices read on for the full breakdown.

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Gogo launches ATG-4 in-air connectivity

Gogo launches ATG-4 in-air connectivity

Gogo, provider of the wonderful convenience known as in-flight wireless Internet, has launched ATG-4, its latest connectivity technology. The service will roll out to Delta Airlines, US Airways, and Virgin America. The new service will allow more fliers to access the web while offering a more stable browsing experience than previously offered.

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Gogo offers free eBay access on Delta and Virgin America flights

Gogo offers free eBay access on Delta and Virgin America flights

Years ago, before in-flight Wi-Fi company Gogo hit the market and took many commercial airlines operating within the United States and internationally online, flights could be really boring. With many commercial aircraft now wired for Wi-Fi during flights, people can now work and play while cruising at 30,000 feet. The downside is many people are now expected to work while on long business flight.

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