With the FAA’s announcement that voice calls should be allowed from planes we’ve been getting a lot of calls that have run the gamut.
We say, why stop at voice calls? Why not Facetime, Skype, Periscope, Hangouts and Facebook Live? The truth is, with Gogo’s new 2Ku technology, you can do all of that. So why not let it happen?
Our airline partners in the U.S. and their passengers don’t want it to happen. It’s as simple as that. We’ve had the capability to allow voice calls for years. In fact, we offer a product in business aviation today that gives them the ability to make voice calls from a plane. But, our commercial airline partners have spoken and they don’t want it. Should that sentiment ever change, we certainly can do it and we have airlines in other parts of the world who are interested in those types of capabilities, but we don’t see this changing any time soon in the U.S., especially on the larger carriers