AT&T to Bring Its 4G LTE Wi-Fi to Flights in 2015
The company announced on Monday related plans to expand its Wi-Fi network within the airline industry. Existing in-flight Wi-Fi service providers such as Gogo have long developed a reputation for being inconsistent, and AT&T says it wants to help. The company is building out its own air-to-ground network in the U.S. based on 4G LTE standards.
AT&T said it will bring its Wi-Fi speeds to on-board entertainment services and also improve cockpit communications, maintenance operations and crew services. The company will be partnering with Honeywell to provide hardware for the planes.