Modern planes are a marvel of engineering. But inflight internet has gone from marvel to frustration. Gogo’s new 2Ku system aims to fix that.
Flying isn’t anything special anymore. In fact, between airlines squeezing more seats into planes, nickel-and-dime charges for bags and refreshments, and the dehumanizing and ineffective theater of airline security, flying has gone from amazing to nothing special to frustrating. One of the few solaces has been the expansion of customer options for connectivity — you can use your phone or tablet through the entire flight now, and bust out a laptop and hook up to in-flight Wi-Fi and get some real work done.