UK Will Get Free Wi-Fi on Trains by 2017Added: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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After Maria Miller, the UK former culture secretary, claimed that rail passengers were frustrated by poor or no Wi-Fi on rail services, Prime Minister announced that Wi-Fi was very important for businesses and individuals to be able to do their work and all other contact while they are on trains.
David Cameron announced plans that would see the roll out of free Wi-Fi on trains across the country from 2017. It turned out that the United Kingdom is going to invest about £50 million into rail Internet infrastructure to ensure that rail passengers are better connected.
Prime Minister said that such investment would be provided to 4 rail operators – TSGN, Southeastern, Chiltern and Arriva Trains Wales – which altogether make 500 million journeys annually. The most interesting fact is that the investment will be funded from the fines collected by the Office of Rail Regulation from Network Rail last July for the late running of services. Back in July, many criticized the decision of fining Network Rail for poor service, because this move efficiently reduced the amount of money available to the company to improve the tracks.
The new program suggests that rail passengers will be able to access Internet via equipment installed alongside the track rather than being reliant on a satellite signal.
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015
|having wifi everywhere is a good thing.|
|Not in the Thought Police state of the UK it's not.|
|@2: Agreed. Coming soon to the U.S. I'd imagine also. Nothing that the "government" gives for free is really free. Now that we have Obama-net in the U.S. (Net Neutrality), with the good assholes of the FCC in charge, I'd say we in America will be seeing a few 'freebies' given to us by Big Brother. Makes me want to run right out and get me a brand new copy of Win(Spy)Dows and hook right in to the GRID....|
|Of course presuming that they don't block it ( yeah right ) downloading 10 films and 20 albums for free while sitting, sorry standing in an overcrowded train might, I say might, just justify the 10 grand season ticket ( half the average UK wage ) or £200 a day it costs you to travel a few hundred miles... Hmm, no, not really.|
|posted by (2015-03-01 14:45:57)|
|whats the big deal? most of the trains in scotland have it already so have many busses|
|posted by (2015-03-03 08:43:12)|
|'those who cant afford a train ticket ride bikes' - another laughably ill educated comment. Most of those who commute by bicycle can easily afford train tickets but they choose to cycle to work so as to avoid the sweaty overcrowded rush hour services, to keep fit and to avoid being a mug and paying for poor services in respect of public transport. No doubt you also think you pay road tax too.||
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