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Gogo Flips the Switch on Canadian WiFi Goodness

Where: Canada
January 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

For those who have been waiting for even more up in the air connectivity in Canada, the wait is now over. Gogo has been busy at work running wires, writing code, checking settings, and doing all the behinds the scenes stuff to get things ready to go. It now looks like they have flipped the switch to go live, as they just announced that the first phase of their Canadian WiFi network is now open for business.

Things are very similar to the connectivity down in the nifty fifty, but in Canada they are pairing some of their original air-to-ground technology with some next generation stuff. There’s even some hybrid and satellite technology solutions, and these ground-to-orbit goodies can offer up peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps. Let’s just say Gogo is pretty darn happy with themselves right now, and we think rightfully so.

This is especially good news for those aboard Air Canada flights, as initially the in-flight options were somewhat limited and only offered up between certain city pairs. However, we’re guessing now things should be good-to-go across most of the country, and that’s the same for those flights originating in the United States and heading up north.

In case you need a quick refresher Gogo WiFi is available on a whole bunch of airlines including plenty of the big ones like American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta, United, and Virgin America. Now we just need to figure out the best options for streaming live hockey games at 35,000-feet without hogging all the bandwidth.

[Photo: peterbartsch]

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