Delta's Fleet is Hungry for Increased In-Flight WiFi Bandwidth and Gogo Vision
September 21, 2012 at 9:42 AM
If you’re getting bored with the current state of in-flight WiFi—don’t worry—as it looks like Delta is partnering up with Gogo to take your in-flight entertainment to the next level.
Gogo Vision, that’s their in-flight video streaming shenanigans, will be making an appearance across Delta’s WiFi-enabled fleet—which is practically all of their planes. Delta is going to get hard at work later this year, as it upgrades and updates things across the domestic fleet with a hope of logging on as soon as next year. After that they’ll turn their attention over to the international planes, but that’s going to take a little bit longer. Even with an expedited schedule, it sounds like you won’t be utilizing Gogo Vision across the Atlantic or the Pacific until like 2015.
With all this streaming comes the need for more bandwidth and speed, so that’s why Delta is also planning to upgrade and update their system to the latest and the greatest. They’ll be using the Gogo ATG-4 platform that we guess will make things even better by improving user capacity once on board. That means no giving dirty looks to the guy in 25C who keeps hogging your share of the network.
Once Gogo Vision lands on your tray table expect to shell out some electronic bucks, as you’ll be charged for exactly what you want to watch. Expect things to run between $1 and $4 depending on if you’re ponying up for a television rerun or a full-length feature. In the interim, just remember to load up the content on your tablet before taking off.