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JSX Passengers Will Be the First to Use SpaceX's Starlink for In-Flight Internet

Independent air carrier JSX will be the first airline to use SpaceX's microsatellite internet service for passenger Wi-Fi later this year.

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JSX is plotting its next course in the age of COVID-19.

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SpaceX's Starlink uses a network of microsatellites to beam internet down to Earth, but its newest users will be much closer: JSX, an independent air carrier, announced Thursday it will be the first to use Starlink for its in-flight internet.

Passengers on the independent air carrier will get to surf the web using Starlink free of charge when the service gets added to flights later this year, according to an official JSX tweet

Founded in 2016, JSX offers point-to-point flights between large and small airports mostly in California and Texas but also serving Arizona, Florida, Nevada and New York. The carrier uses smaller Embraer regional jets that seat around 30 passengers.

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