AT&T Announces Plan to Launch 4G LTE-Based In-Flight Connectivity Service

AT&T Announces Plan to Launch 4G LTE-Based In-Flight Connectivity Service

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AT&T today announced plans to launch a high-speed 4G LTE-based in-flight connectivity service for airlines and passengers in commercial, business and general aviation. The service, planned to be available as soon as late 2015, will be capable of providing in-flight broadband for customers including fast, reliable Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment. Following launch, aviation customers can also expect improved connectivity solutions such as cockpit communications, maintenance operations and crew services.

To deliver this new service, AT&T plans to build an innovative air-to-ground network in the continental United States, based on global 4G LTE standards, to provide fast speeds and efficient utilization of spectrum already owned by AT&T. As the architect and operator of the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T has the expertise, spectrum and financial strength to transform airborne connectivity.

“Everyone wants access to high-speed, reliable mobile Internet wherever they are, including at 35,000 feet,” said John Stankey, Chief Strategy Officer at AT&T. “We are building on AT&T’s significant strengths to develop in-flight connectivity technology unlike any other that exists today, based on 4G LTE standards. We believe this will enable airlines and passengers to benefit from reliable high speeds and a better experience. We expect this service to transform connectivity in the aviation industry – we are truly mobilizing the sky.”

AT&T says the in-flight connectivity service will support both business aviation and commercial airline customers from day one. More information on pricing and availability will be announced prior to launch.


AT&T Announces Plan to Launch 4G LTE-Based In-Flight Connectivity Service
Sasukekun77 - April 28, 2014 at 9:51pm
Left AT&T for Aio about 5months ago and left Aio for T-Mobile about 3 Months ago. Good decision to leave to Aio, even better Decision to hop on the T-Mo train. I could care less where AT&T has signal or how reliable it is. I've used 60GB on T-Mobile just this week. That's what i'll pay money for; not to be limited and have the more "reliable" network.
Jay - April 29, 2014 at 3:16am
I used T-Mo from 1999 until 2013. They were good with me, I changed because of roaming and the then Sprint rumours. Now that they have these great deals on roaming, I'm thinking of going back. Where I was going, T-mo had coverage. I would also say, f*ck (and f u iClarified for censoring!) AT&T's claim on best network. Always claims you cannot substantiate. How convenient. I don't think t-mo can sustain unlimited plans though. So let's enjoy it while it lasts.
Sam cum junk - April 29, 2014 at 3:26am
Fu€k you on your spelling and assuming iclarified with the censor, but why should it be necessary for them censor it if you can curse?
Nat - April 29, 2014 at 3:30am
Jay I have had AT&T from 2006 to 2013 and the minute I switched I never looked back, saved me money, coverage has a huge range (Dallas tx) and just getting rid of overage has really shaken things up, but what really made my day was comparing both by cost of plans. The uncarrier is what it is.
Anonymous - April 29, 2014 at 5:46am
Prius.. more miles per gallon.. Ferrari.. less miles per gallon, yet more luxurious. T Mo.. more data.. ATT.. capped data, but more reliable, and faster network.. I guess this guy drives a Prius!
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