You can’t make fun of Gogo’s airline internet anymore — because it changed the name

You can’t make fun of Gogo’s airline internet anymore — because it changed the name


If you’ve ever purchased inflight Wi-Fi in the United States, there’s a good chance you’ve cursed Gogo’s name. But now, you’ll have to direct your anger at Intelsat instead: it’s the new name of the consumer chunk of the inflight internet company.

Technically, Intelsat is also the name of that chunk’s owner, a bankrupt satellite operator that purchased the inflight internet’s consumer brand in 2020, at a time when both companies were struggling with the realities of travel at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gogo furloughed 60 percent of its workforce in April 2020 and laid off 14 percent of its workers that July.

The Gogo brand will likely still live on for “business aviation,” however, as Gogo Business Aviation, LLC is now a…

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