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Israeli Startup Chips Away at Venture Capital's Ivory Tower

Israeli Startup Chips Away at Venture Capital's Ivory Tower

American frequent flyers have come to expect in-flight Wi-Fi when traveling domestically, but staying connected on overseas trips remains more elusive. While 38 percent of domestic planes have Wi-Fi, barely more than three dozen daily international flights offer Internet service during the full trip, according to a study released this month by flight-search website Routehappy.

Gogo, the largest U.S. in-flight Internet provider, typically requires planes to communicate with antenna towers on the ground. That model successfully carried the company to its initial public offering last month, but the method fails when flying over thousands of miles of water. That's why Gogo has been working with Delta Air Lines to add satellite service to more than 150 long-haul aircrafts.

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