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US: Class action against in-flight Wi-Fi monopoly cleared for takeoff

 |  February 3, 2014

A federal judge has cleared a major hurdle for an antitrust lawsuit against in-flight Internet provider Gogo as the court allowed the case to proceed as a class action.

Plaintiffs claim Gogo holds a monopoly on in-flight Wi-Fi services, holding an 85 percent market share on the industry. The suit claims agreements made between Gogo and airlines block out rivals from making their own contracts with air carriers, despite lower prices charged by rivals.

Further, plaintiffs accuse Gogo’s contracts of restraint of trade.

Gogo has reportedly denied the allegations, but following the recent ruling the case will now proceed to trial.

Full Content: Consumerist

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