Likely in its final position in June or July, the satellite will connect to over 2,000 planes worldwide, offering Wi-Fi services to those currently 20,000 feet in the air.
The ViaSat-3 satellite has the highest capacity ever built, able to deliver over one terabit per second of throughput capacity. It can even move capacity to direct the strength of the signal during peak times in certain time zones.
The Americas will be the first region to experience the higher-capacity internet.
But ViaSat-3 does face some competition from Elon Musk’s Starlink, which has the ability to host Zoom meetings and FaceTime calls and will be installed on Hawaiian Airlines planes soon.