Wi-Fi Hits the Rails

Wi-Fi Hits the Rails. Wi-Fi will show up in passenger trains in the UK and the US: a London to Scotland run and from San Jose, California, up to near the capital of the state: The UK test comes from GNER, a private rail operator, which is using Swedish technology to equip a long run from Kings Cross in London to Scotland. Eventually, 40 trains in its fleet will be equipped with satellite receivers if the three-month trial is successful. No mention of cost. Zoom 1/3 of the way around the globe with me to the California coast, Silicon Valley's headquarters — San Jose and Santa Clara. Caltrans is installing test service on their most popular route, which carried 1.13 million passengers in the last year. A Canadian firm is supplying the technology, which uses satellite for downstream and cellular for upstream. Only one car will be equipped on one train for the test…. [Wi-Fi Networking News]

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