Gogo to satellite operators: We’ll need to renegotiate contract terms in light of Covid-19 pandemic

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — In-flight-connectivity (IFC) provider Gogo Inc., facing a potentially large drop in business related to the Covid-19 virus, will be asking its satellite bandwidth providers for price concessions even inside ostensibly firm contract commitments.

This will not be good news for satellite operators that have already reduced bandwidth prices by 67%, on average, as Gogo has replaced expiring contracts with deals reflecting the latest transponder-pricing trend.

The company said two-thirds of its current satellite bandwidth contracts outside North America will expire in . . .

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