Gogo, Virgin America partner for 60 mbps in-flight Internet

Gogo will team up with Virgin America to offer advanced Internet service on its planes via a new ground- and satellite-based system.

Gogo’s new Ground to Orbit (GTO) service will use satellite for transmissions to the plane and the Gogo Air to Ground network for transmission to the ground. Virgin America will be the first airline to offer GTO, scheduled to launch in the second half of 2014.

According to Gogo, the GTO service will be capable of offering more than 60 Mbps to the aircraft.

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