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American Airlines plays hardball over Wi-Fi

Vendor Gogo to submit competing proposal against rival ViaSat's offer

Airlines are shifting to newer, satellite-based Wi-Fi connections that promise higher speeds and a more consistent signal.

New York

PASSENGERS are not the only ones frustrated by the high cost, slow speed and baulky connections of Wi-Fi on airplanes.

A legal skirmish between American Airlines and the Wi-Fi provider Gogo broke out last month, highlighting the increased friction. American cited a clause...

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