Virgin America set to offer passengers super fast internet in the skies

Through a new partnership with ViaSat, Virgin America is set to enable passengers have super fast internet - enough to stream videos.

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It's the stuff dreams are made above.

Flying thousands of feet above sea level and being able to stream your favourite shows and movies, and according to Virgin America, this is about to be a dream come true.

Through a new partnership with ViaSat, Virgin America is set to enable passengers have super fast internet - enough to stream videos.

The speedier connectivity will go into 10 new A320 aircraft that Virgin will receive in September, and a beta pilot to test the faster service will get underway for select flights to Hawaii in early 2016.

During that initial trial run, the new Wi-Fi will be free for Virgin America's travelers.

According to David Cush, Virgin America's CEO,

"It uses Ka satellite across the domestic US. That will deliver speeds up to 30 times the speed of the original ATG that most airlines still fly, and 10 times what our current aircraft will do, it's a dual antenna that also uses the Ku satellites across the pacific, so we can have a single antenna offer very fast Wi-Fi across the US and adequate Wi-Fi to Hawaii now."

Cush described ViaSat's hybrid antenna as a "significant competitive advantage" for his airline, adding that "no one really has the combination of Ka and Ku,"

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