ViaSat-3, the third part in the exciting ViaSat-1 and -2 trilogy, plans to make internet usably fast for anyone relying on satellites—mostly rural customers, offshore oil platforms, and yes, airplane passengers.
The ViaSat-3 system will use three satellites, built by ViaSat and Boeing, to connect customers to the internet over Ku-band waves. Each of the three satellites will have a terabit (1,000Gbps) of throughput, which should mean speeds of 100Mbps for customers on the ground.
ViaSat already serves hundreds of thousands of customers, including some airlines. Terabit-capacity satellites would be a huge improvement from the current status quo, however, since its current satellites have a total throughput of 140Gbps.