Canadian airline passengers may soon be able to access wireless Internet on board aircraft after Industry Canada signed off on a plan by Gogo to begin offering the service in Canada.
Until now, a series of regulatory and infrastructure issues have prevented airlines from offering Internet service in Canada.
Gogo intends to build infrastructure in Canada to provide air-to-ground connectivity through its partnership with Ottawa’s SkySurf Canada Communications Inc. by the end of 2013.
The really interesting bit is that the new Canadian network will use same frequency as Gogo’s existing ATG network in the continental United States so a seamless service really should be possible.
Gogo’s plan is to concentrate initially on existing Canadian routes operated by its U.S. and Canadian partners, including Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and others.