Exclusive: JetBlue to launch Ka-band in-flight Internet


Tomorrow morning JetBlue Airways will announce a groundbreaking new deal with ViaSat to bring Ka-band satellite-based connectivity – yes Ka – to its entire fleet of aircraft. You can read the story here first.

If you’ve been following the saga of JetBlue connectivity you know this is a big deal.

If you have been following the saga of ViaSat’s fight to get into the commercial sector, then this will ring as big news to you too.

And if you’ve been following the saga of JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV’s march towards connectivity, then this will be interesting to you too.

Either way, this is big!

RELATED LINKS (please take note of blog dates):

www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2010/06/jetblue-unit-pumped-and-taking.html

www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2008/10/and-viasat-makes-threelet-the.html

www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2009/06/viasats-bill-sullivan-on-lufth.html

www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2010/09/boys-of-broadband-get-lively.html

www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2009/04/livetv-now-sees-ka-band-as-the.html

And remember this bad boy from the archives? Exhibit One! :0)
 
www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2008/12/runway-girl-is-exhibit-one-in.html


(Photo above from C-Ali’s Flickr photo stream)

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