ITASCA, Ill., /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, a leading provider of inflight connectivity, has been named the winner in the Internet Services category for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry. The award was attributed to Gogo® Inflight Internet Service.

Nominations for The American Technology Awards "The Termans" were vetted by industry experts and technology companies. These awards have been named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

Gogo is inflight Internet allowing travelers to stay connected to their world below. Passengers simply connect online with any Wi-Fi enabled laptop, mobile phone or portable game device and they can keep up with emails, news, shopping, sports scores, social networks and more, all from 30,000 feet.

"On behalf of the team at Aircell, we are honored to win the prestigious American Technology Awards," commented Michael Small, Aircell's president and CEO. "Available on nearly 1,000 aircraft today, Gogo has clearly changed traveler's lives providing connectivity from 30,000 feet. This award is attributed to the Aircell team for their hard work and dedication in making this a reality."

"We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate Aircell for their winning achievement," said Phil Bond, chairman, TechAmerica Foundation. "TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight Aircell, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world."

The American Technology Awards were presented for each of the inclusive segments of the technology industry: Aerospace and Defense; Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Computers and Peripherals; Consumer Electronics; Cyber Security and Authentication; Electronic Components; Internet Services; Measurement and Control Instruments; Medical Devices; Server & Storage Technology; Software; Technology Consulting; Technology Services; and Telecommunications.

The winners were announced on June 16 at TechAmerica Foundation's Eighth Annual Technology and Government Dinner which has been a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government.