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AT&T Nixes Its In-Flight Wi-Fi Game-Plan

BY JST NEWS

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Gogo will continue to stay at the helm of  Wi-Fi service on your flights.

After it’s partnership with Honeywell International, Inc. back in April to develop an in-flight WiFi 4G LTE technology which was said to transform airborne connectivity; AT&T has decided on Monday to nix its plans.

An AT&T spokeswoman said to Runway Girl Network:

After a thorough review of our investment portfolio, the company decided to no longer pursue entry into the in-flight connectivity industry. We are focusing our capital on transformative investments, such as international and video.

Acquisitions of DirectTV and Mexican lusacell will be AT&T’s main focus instead.

Gogo

Gogo shares increased 11% on Monday when the second biggest mobile phone carrier in the U.S. decided to opt out of in-flight Wi-Fi industry.

Despite USD $1 billion Gogo has invested in its in-flight connectivity service, it still uses slow 3G speeds that many passengers complain about since lack of speed limits the connection at sending emails while the price of the service has increased.

Although FCC has been supportive towards better in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, implementation to free up wireless spectrum has been slowed down due to regulatory procedures.

What do you think of AT&T’s cancellation? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Photo: Facebook/Gogo
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