WiFi Friday: Connected in the Clouds

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Curious as to how we provide in-flight Wi-Fi, and what makes Viasat unique when it comes to this service?

Check out our blog post about our in-flight Wi-Fi services!
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Lizzie, Viasat Official Rep

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Posted 7 months ago

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J&J

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What sort of congestion do the airlines experience?  We see terrible slow-downs in our speed during the evenings.
How bad does the airline Internet speed drop during the congested times? Do they suffer like we do?
 
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That's the sad thing. At 30,000 feet I have no buffering issues. But during primetime at my house, not but buffering.
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Bradley

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“Optimize the entire system to provide the bandwidth.”

That means airlines are a higher priority. Since I’m on the path from Charlotte airport to places up North, it’s amazing to know that down below a plane full of people streaming, I barely get enough speed prime time to surf the web.
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I haven't looked to see if I get 1080p on a plane. On a tablet, it isn't that big of deal to begin with, but I need to check that the next time I fly.
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Bradley

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Don’t post it. Let me believe the plane full of people are at least enjoying their streaming in glorious sub 480.
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micheal forse

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If you’re on a flight with Viasat you can login with your Exede account and it will automatically slow down to match home speeds.