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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gogo's Air-to-Ground Network Live in Canada

Woodrow Bellamy III 

In-flight connectivity over Canadian airspace has entered a new era as the first phase of Gogo's air-to-ground (ATG) Wi-Fi network went live in the region on Monday, Jan. 6. 
 
Once complete, Gogo will have the first ever air-to-ground network deployed within Canadian airspace. On Monday, the first four towers for the network went live, and Gogo expects to have all 12 planned towers operating by the end of the first quarter of the year, according to a spokesperson for the company. 
 
Eventually, the Itasca, Ill.-based company will go beyond its ATG network and bring its satellite and hybrid GTO service. 
 
"Coupled with our Ku and Global Xpress Ka satellite solutions, Gogo's Canadian network will allow the company to offer our airline partners a range of technology solutions to meet the needs of each individual airline no matter the size of the aircraft or where that aircraft is flying," said Michael Small, president and CEO of Gogo. 

 

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