NEWS American Airlines planes will get ViaSat’s powerful WiFi

650American Airlines is equipping a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes with in-flight WiFi other than Gogo’s. It has inked a deal with California-based company ViaSat, which also provides internet connection to some of Virgin America’s newest A320 planes. ViaSat promises an “at home” experience by providing you with a (12 Mbps) connection strong enough to stream movies and music. It uses a high-capacity satellite system, and it’s launching another satellite in 2019 to make its connection even faster. You can’t confirm that speed on an AA plane just yet, though: the 100 737 MAX planes the carrier ordered won’t be delivered until September 2017.

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