AT&T Announces Plans for In-Flight Internet Service Based on 4G LTE

AT&T In-Flight Internet

Telecommunications company AT&T has announced plans to compete with companies like Gogo by launching in-flight Internet service based on 4G LTE. Though there is no definitive date for the launch of this service, AT&T’s statement says it could “be available as soon as late 2015[.]“

“Everyone wants access to high-speed, reliable mobile Internet wherever they are, including at 35,000 feet,” said John Stankey, Chief Strategy Officer at AT&T. “We are building on AT&T’s significant strengths to develop in-flight connectivity technology unlike any other that exists today, based on 4G LTE standards. We believe this will enable airlines and passengers to benefit from reliable high speeds and a better experience. We expect this service to transform connectivity in the aviation industry – we are truly mobilizing the sky.”

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