Gogo, the provider of Wi-Fi connectivity if you happen to be flying with American airlines, is said to be working on delivering their new ATG-4 service that enables in-flight entertainment systems to deliver faster wireless speeds. Just how fast? Well, on paper, it is promised that these wireless speeds will be up to 4 times as fast as what you’re enjoying tens of thousands of feet above sea level at the moment, but as we all know, actual performance won’t probably touch theoretical figures, so perhaps even getting twice the speed should be accompanied by gratitude.

The ATG-4 service will first launch on Virgin America’s fleet in the first half of next year, and according to Gogo, “[The ATG-4] will improve aircraft Wi-Fi capacity to the plane by approximately four times the current performance through the addition of directional antenna, dual-modem and EV-DO Rev. B technologies.”

Flying has gotten all the more comfortable over the years, and it does not look as though that is going to stop anytime soon as the aviation industry has entered a very challenging period over the past decade, so anything extra might just help you decide between one airline and another.

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