JetBlue Will Soon Offer High Speed Broadband Wi-Fi On Flights

Well it’s about damn time!

As an unabashed JetBlue fanboy, it’s bothered me for a while that the only flights they’ve traditionally offered internet access on are the longer flights, the NYC-LA cross-country types. In comparison with the rest of the airline industry, JetBlue — typically a forward-thinking company — has lagged way behind in this regard. Well, the company announced today that its flights will have not just wi-fi but broadband wi-fi by the end of the year.

In partnership with ViaSat, we are creating the airline industry’s best broadband connectivity solution. Using ViaSat’s innovative satellite technology, we will bring customers high-capacity broadband functionality that can deliver real-time two-way communications aboard our fleet.

This has been planned for a while, but it’s still exciting to see it be followed through on. Finally, I might be able to utilize Netflix streaming on flights between NYC and Nola. Fingers crossed, anyway.

(HT: Laughing Squid)