ViaSat Selected By JetBlue For Inflight Broadband

Carlsbad-based ViaSat, a developer of satellite and other wireless communication products, has won airline JetBlue Airways' inflight broadband contract, according to the firms. According to JetBlue and ViaSat Wednesday afternoon, the two will use ViaSat's satellite technology to roll out in-flight broadband to JetBlue's fleet of over 160 aircraft. JetBlue will use ViaSat's Ka-band satellites on its Embraer E190 and Airbus A320 aircraft. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. The two firms said they expect the first install of the systems to occur by mid-2012.