Jet Blue has announced it's new on board wifi will be named "Fly-Fi", powered by Exede Internet owned by ViaSat.
Jet Blue have been promising wifi on its aircraft since 2011, but so far we've seen no movement. So far we have a name, but the project is still making progress. Again, we don't have a launch date but the first wifi enabled flight is planned for later this year.
JetBlue also released the above video demonstrating the speed of the new WiFi service compared to other top WiFi providers like Gogo, Row 44, and Panasonic's own service. JetBlue, of course, boast that their "Fly-Fi" option surfs the web at a much quicker rate than the other three providers.
With a lot of testing still to be done, and the FAA still needing to come in and do a series of certification tests before the service can be put to public use, it's looking slow but steady. JetBlue will be one of the few airlines to offer free WiFi on board.
What do you think? It looks pretty quickâ¦let's hope we can see this by the end of the year!
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