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GoGo Internet To Be Available Over Canada Soon  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25128 posts, RR: 46
Posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Gogo which has been working on Canadian regulatory issues since 2009 has finally received the go-ahead to bring its in-flight WiFi service to both commercial and business planes that travel within Canada and cross-border to the States, allowing the provider to deliver seamless service to its customers.

Under the newly approved plans Gogo plans to have its Canada network fully operational by the end of 2013.


Press release:
Gogo Licensed to Provide In-Air Connectivity over Canada
http://pr.gogoair.com/press-room/201...ovide-air-connectivity-over-canada

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[Edited 2012-08-29 08:48:05]


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User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

So is Gogo only available if an airline/aircraft owner subscribes or can anybody on any aircraft over Canada access it?


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User currently offlinec172akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Isn't WS looking at an inflight wifi option? Hmm...

User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

There's a tower in Southeast Alaska that can be picked up in parts of southern Yukon and Northwestern British Columbia but that's about it.


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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2543 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Quoting LostSound (Reply 1):
So is Gogo only available if an airline/aircraft owner subscribes or can anybody on any aircraft over Canada access it?

The aircraft has to be equipped with gogo's antenna and receiver/router. In the US they use the old GTE airphone land stations.


User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4929 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting c172akula (Reply 2):
Isn't WS looking at an inflight wifi option? Hmm...

I am not sure about WS ... but AC has been pushing hard for this for years.

AC has two A319s that offer free wifi. They were a part of a test, and AC found that there is a huge demand for this service. Those two aircraft are usually found on YYZ-SAN and YYZ-LAX.



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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 5):
AC has been pushing hard for this for years.

AC offers Gogo on the US part of many transborder flights. This will extend AC's connectivity on transborder flights to Canada.



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User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4929 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 6):
AC offers Gogo on the US part of many transborder flights.

Only as many as can be flown by two aircraft, as only two A319s are wifi equipped, as part of the test.

They normally are relegated to SAN and LAX as I noted above, but equipment substitutions happen all the time.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 5):
I am not sure about WS ...

I think they'll likely go for it as well, as it seems to be an amenity more and more passengers are wanting.

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 4):
The aircraft has to be equipped with gogo's antenna and receiver/router. In the US they use the old GTE airphone land stations.

It's a pretty easy install and a fleet the size of Westjet's could be fully installed in a matter of months. AirTran installed it on 136 a/c in about two months. Delta took a bit longer, which of course considering how many different a/c types in their fleet, they had to get things approved for each a/c type that did not already have FAA certification.


User currently offlinecanadianpylon From Canada, joined May 2003, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 5):
AC has two A319s that offer free wifi. They were a part of a test, and AC found that there is a huge demand for this service.

I could see that. With the proliferation of wi-fi enabled devices, this is is a win for the consumer. The internet is SOOO much more interesting than IFE content (You can't get a.net at 41,000ft without Gogo!)

Doesn't Lufthansa Technik have an IFE offering that is wi-fi delivered? ie: No IFE screens or cabling? This combined the Gogo internet provider would mean the anybody will an iPod/iPad/iPhone/SmartPhone/Playbook/Laptop/ could access airplane delivered content and internet-deliver content without the hardware installation of screen at every seat.



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User currently offlinergreenftm From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

My understanding was that this was a priority for GoGo, because there is about a 45 minute window when flights from continental US to Alaska do not have service, because they are over Canada. By getting Canadian approval, AS benefits from having an uninterrupted connection for the entire ~3 hour journey. Certainly WS and AC would benefit if they signed on, but this was done primarily for AS.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting canadianpylon (Reply 9):
Doesn't Lufthansa Technik have an IFE offering that is wi-fi delivered? ie: No IFE screens or cabling? This combined the Gogo internet provider would mean the anybody will an iPod/iPad/iPhone/SmartPhone/Playbook/Laptop/ could access airplane delivered content and internet-deliver content without the hardware installation of screen at every seat.

I know Gogo has been working on such a thing with Delta and American. Delta has it installed on their 757-300 fleet.


User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Quoting rgreenftm (Reply 10):
My understanding was that this was a priority for GoGo, because there is about a 45 minute window when flights from continental US to Alaska do not have service, because they are over Canada. By getting Canadian approval, AS benefits from having an uninterrupted connection for the entire ~3 hour journey. Certainly WS and AC would benefit if they signed on, but this was done primarily for AS.

I fly frequently between Juneau and Seattle. We lose GoGo when about 5 minutes south of Ketchikan and don't get it back until we're about 100 miles north of Seattle, so Victoria, BC-ish?

Putting a tower up in Prince Rupert, Port Hardy, and Comox, BC would fill that gap.



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