We had a visit with ViaSat in Carlsbad California. We spoke with Bill Sullivan, Director of Strategy and Business Development (Mobile Broadband) and Don Buchman, Director Mobile Broadband Systems. Besides discussing the Ka technical offering, we also spoke about geographical coverage, the two airlines rolling out this service and a number of other intriguing aspects of in-flight connectivity.
As a leader in the field, ViaSat has a great story to tell. Imagine the cost of in-flight connectivity dropping to price of a can of soda? That works for any consumer and for sure for any airline – even the cheap ones. But most of all, with so much bandwidth airlines can seriously start to exploit connectivity for internal use. As ViaSat explains they have a large footprint of GA customers who demonstrate that once bandwidth exists it gets exploited. So roll on Ka!