AT&T to launch 4G LTE-based in-flight Wi-Fi service
AT&T today said that it plans to launch an in-flight connectivity service based on its 4G LTE network as soon as early 2015. The service will utilize a new air-to-ground network in the U.S. that’s based on global LTE standards, and AT&T says that not only will its network give consumers a reliable network connection, but that it will also help improve communications between the plane and the ground.
In-flight Wi-Fi is pretty awesome stuff no matter how often you fly, but I’m sure that most folks would agree that it could still use some work. We’ll have to wait until AT&T launches its air-to-ground network to see how it performs, but anyone that’s interested in improving Internet use while in the air has my attention.
How many of you have used in-flight Wi-Fi before? If you have, how was the experience?