In-flight internet provider Gogo’s been increasing its domestic presence of late, so it makes sense for the company to snag some additional spectrum as well. Its new wireless license is for a chunk of 1 MHz spectrum that Gogo got from Live TV, the subsidiary of JetBlue that handles all of that airline’s in-air entertainment and communications services. Gogo’s new spectrum will augment its existing Air-to-Ground network here in the US — pending FCC approval, of course — and provide road (sky?) warriors with a bit more bandwidth once above 10,000 feet. For all you jet-setters, we should mention that your Gulfstream’s Airfone bill will be going to Gogo from now on, as LiveTV tossed the venerable voice service in the deal, too.
Gogo grabs 1MHz spectrum from JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV, beefs up in-flight bandwidth originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 May 2012 18:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.