United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 February 2018
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IMGP4629United Airlines announced that it will install Viasat’s in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi system on over 70 of its aircraft.

United will offer ViaSat’s high-capacity Ka-band satellite system, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by some airlines. The new system will provide gate-to-gate connectivity and support over-the-air content uploads to the entertainment system .

Gate-to-gate Wi-Fi allows passengers to access the Internet and remain connected from the time they board until the plane lands and pulls up to the gate.

Of the 70 aircraft that United plans to install the system on, at least 58 will be the carrier’s new Boeing 737 Max planes.

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