It’s super fast, super high, and super cheap. What is it? Wi-Fi at 30,000 feet every time you travel via Virgin Airlines. Actually, the super cheap part isn’t accurate—prices depend on the length of the flight. And pray tell who is Gogo? It’s Virgin Airlines’ partner in this new service. Gogo rolled out their four times faster ATG-4 just to make this deal sweeter than usual.
The announcement came on September 14 and is supposed to boost Gogo’s vaunted ATG-4 service. Once it goes live, Gogo and Virgin insist that Wi-Fi speeds will be four times faster. This means passengers can enjoy HD content during their flight. Gogo can pull off this kind of premium largely due to EV-DO Rev. B technology.
The rather awful part is Gogo’s impressive ATG-4 won’t go live in North America until the first half of next year. Aw, shucks! As for the rest of the fleet? If the ATG-4 is already available, then it’s pretty sweet to fly Virgin these days.