Friday, October 30, 2009

Acela to offer free Wi-Fi Internet access in 2010 as part of an effort to attract more riders

Bloomberg story stating Amtrak will offer free WiFi on Acela trains. This is good but they should offer it on all trains along the Northeast Corridor. And why did it take Amtrak so long to do this? Maybe the federal stimulus scratch helped out.


  • What every article about this neglects is the issue of how hard it is to use stock cell technology on the NEC. The electromagnetic interference of the overhead catenary is substantial, and the cell towers are nor good at hand offs from tower to tower at speeds over 75. The Acela's 125-150 confuses them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:24 PM, November 09, 2009  

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