Gogo expands ATG coverage to Canada

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Gogo has received a subordinate license to provide air-to-ground (ATG) wireless internet coverage in Canada for business and airline customers, says the Illinois-based connectivity provider.

Gogo says that construction of the ground infrastructure sites will begin in Q4 2012 and expects the network to be operational by the end of 2013.

The Canadian network will operate on the same 3Mhz broadband frequency spectrum as its US-based ATG network. The license will allow the provider to offer "seamless service" on flights between the USA and Canada.

Gogo says that the coverage will be available to existing commercial ATG customers in the USA and Canada once the network is up and running, which includes Air Canada. Business aircraft outfitted with Aircell Gogo Biz high-speed internet will be also be able to use the service.

Gogo did not announce any new launch customers in conjunction with the expansion.