Faster in-flight Wi-Fi has been launched by Virgin America. The organisation now has a partnership with Viasat’s broadband technology, fitting out its ten new A320 aircraft with upgraded Wi-Fi networks.
The utilisation of ViaSat-1, a Ka-Band high capacity satellite provision offering speeds approaching 140 gps will render Virgin’s service 8 – 10 times faster than conventional in-flight services. Passengers can now view multiple episodes of PewDiePie starting in September, it was announced by the company. TMF Associates satellite telecom analyst Tim Farrar reported: “I’ve seen prices as high as $35 a flight for a cross country flight. That pricing isn’t widespread yet, but there appears to be no limit to what people are prepared to pay.”