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First Great Western and First Great Western Link plan to offer Wi-Fi at all their stations: The Cloud will install the hotspots in the 85 stations, starting with ten that should be available this summer. Users will be able to work on the train, uploading and downloading information via the Internet when the trains pull into stations.
UK trains have been aggressive in rolling out Wi-Fi services. This particular announcement is interesting because it may be simpler for First Great Western to deploy the hotspots in stations only, rather than along the entire line. Such a deployment will be less expensive for the rail operator to build and maintain and can still be very useful for train travelers.
Posted by nancyg at May 9, 2005 12:45 PM
Categories: trains, planes, and automobiles
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