Business & GA, Commercial

ViaSat High-Speed Internet Offered as Factory Option

By Staff Writer | August 23, 2011
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ViaSat Inc. has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to provide airborne communications terminal equipment as part of a new high-speed Internet option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. The Bombardier option combines the ViaSat VMT-1500 shipset along with the EMS Aviation CNX-200 router to provide an office-in-the-sky connection for business aviation passengers.

“Aircraft equipped with this option will be able to use our Yonder high-speed Internet service to enjoy a modern office environment anywhere in our coverage network,” said Don Buchman, director of mobile broadband for ViaSat. “Because of its high-speed connection and global coverage, Yonder service really is a one-of-a-kind offering. Now Global aircraft customers can gain access to it and make the most efficient use of their time onboard.”

Yonder airborne broadband service provides Global aircraft passengers full Internet connections, Virtual Private Network (VPN), e-mail with attachments via laptops, voice-over IP (VoIP) and the use of other Wi-Fi devices. Yonder service provides typical download speeds to aircraft of 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps and upload from the aircraft speeds of more than 128 kbps. The service is available through a ViaSat service reseller.

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