Quick Note: JetBlue Airbus A320s to Receive Wi-Fi Beginning End of 2013
September 11, 2013 10:50 AM
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It will reportedly be free
JetBlue will finally receive
in over 100 of its Airbus crafts starting at the end of the year.
JetBlue's Wi-Fi -- which will be called "Fly-Fi" -- will be installed in up to 130 Airbus A320s, with the first one set to be complete in November or December. Aviation Technical Services (ATS) will take care of the operation, with some work provided by JetBlue's LiveTV subsidiary.
ViaSat will provide its ViaSat-1 satellite for satellite broadband terminals and two-way transmission services. LiveTV has partnered with ViaSat to manage the FAA certification and equipment for the aircraft, and will offer Wi-Fi services in the cabin.
Fly-Fi will be the first Ka-band wireless system offered by a U.S. carrier, and this is pretty significant because it promises faster connections than Ku-band systems used by most of the other carriers. It's already available on one A320 aircraft for testing purposes.
What's more is that
reported that the Fly-Fi will be free.
This has been a long time coming for JetBlue. It originally made a deal with ViaSat in 2010 and planned to have everything completed in 2012. But last year, JetBlue changed the final date to 2013 (summer of 2013, to be specific). The only thing JetBlue has accomplished this year regarding the Wi-Fi though was the unveiling of the Fly-Fi brand name in March (until now).
The fleet is expected to be completed in 2015.
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9/11/2013 3:47:12 PM
will it be usable ? what'll be the bandwidth available ? Imagine 300 folks sitting in flight trying to watch youtube or netflix.
RE: big question
9/12/2013 3:45:41 PM
ViaSat is providing the fastest speeds avialable in satellite internet to residential customers currently, so it should be a pretty substantial speed boost.
RE: big question
9/13/2013 1:08:03 AM
It won't be the full, unfiltered internet experience. Most likely what happens is many of the applications that have high bandwidth demands will either get throttled or banned outright.
In reality, though, the number of people
in-flight WiFi is not high, and often not simultaneously. On a plane that can hold 300 people, you'd be lucky to have 15 people (5% of the entire plane's capacity in this example) all using WiFi at the same time. A 12/1 sat-net connection is more than plenty.
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