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Delta To Offer Wi-Fi On Entire Fleet
First U.S. carrier to completely embrace 'Gogo'
by Karl Bode 10:00AM Tuesday Aug 05 2008
Delta Airlines this morning announced that the carrier will be the only U.S. airline to offer Wi-Fi on its entire domestic fleet. Delta will be deploying the Aircell Gogo service, which costs users $9.95 on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours. 92 EVDO cell sites aimed upward, designed to provide 3.1Mbps connectivity to each Gogo enabled plane that passes overhead. Unlike American, which is only installing the service on certain planes, Delta claims all of their planes will feature the service by 2009:
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Gogo will be offered initially on Delta’s fleet of 133 MD88/90 aircraft and will rapidly expand to the remaining domestic fleet of more than 200 Boeing 737, 757 and 767-300 aircraft throughout the first half of 2009. The airline expects to have more than 330 aircraft complete by summer 2009.
After spending $31 million to Uncle Sam for the necessary air-to-ground spectrum, Aircell installed 92 EVDO cell sites aimed upward, designed to provide 3.1Mbps connectivity to each Gogo enabled plane that passes overhead. The current Aircell GoGo system also equips each plane with an 800GB server they haven't decided what to do with yet (caching Internet content and multimedia are both considered).


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