Friday, October 30, 2009

Acela WiFi - more info

  • Amtrak plans to launch free WiFi on Acela Express trains in the second quarter of 2010. 
  • Wi-Fi installation already is underway on Acela Express trains: "This service will initially be offered at no cost to our customers, though pricing may change depending on customer response, system performance and costs" Amtrak said.
  • Amtrak expects the free service to help increase ridership, adding $4.3 million in incremental revenue through the end of fiscal year 2014. 
  • Amtrak said it is preparing to extend Wi-Fi to other services, "depending on market response," with Northeast Regional trains likely the first


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