ViaSat sees opportunity in in-flight smartphone data use

12/1/2013 | San Diego Union-Tribune · Engadget

ViaSat, which provides satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi service, said moves by federal regulators to allow smartphone use above 10,000 feet should not hurt its fledgling Fly-Fi business, which JetBlue introduced last week. "We think there is demand. So the more we open up paths to exploit that demand, the better," said ViaSat's Don Buchman, who noted that roaming and other fees will likely make using a smartphone's data service more costly than Wi-Fi.

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San Diego Union-Tribune · Engadget

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