Thursday, December 12, 2013
JetBlue Takes Off With ViaSat's High Speed Broadband
JetBlue has officially launched its JetBlue Fly-Fi, in-flight Wi-Fi service, in the first deployment of Carlsbad-based ViaSat's high speed, Ka-band high capacity satellite broadband, the companies said yesterday. According to the ViaSat, its system is capable of delivering 12 Mbps or more in capacity to each connected passenger using the company's new satellite system. JetBlue has been working on rolling out the system since March, in a bid to attract more business travelers to the airline. ViaSat said that its system now has over 1000 flight hours on JetBlue's system. Viasat said its system has been FAA certified so far for operation on the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737.