Amtrak Introduces Faster On-Board Wi-Fi

By Jeremy Del Nero on 17 May 2013
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Using AmtrakConnect

Using AmtrakConnect

Amtrak said it is upgrading its on-board internet service and improving overall reliability.  To accomplish this, the AmtrakConnect service has implemented 4G mobile data service from multiple mobile operators, giving passengers speedier Wi-Fi.

The faster service is now available on Acela Express, Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner, and San Joaquin service trains.  Amtrak plans to make the AmtrakConnect upgraded service available on all Wi-Fi equipped trains by late summer.

The Wi-Fi service was and will continue to be complimentary for Amtrak passengers.  It is designed to support as many as 50% of the passengers on a given train.  Amtrak may throttle a user’s connection when downloading large files or attempting to use a large amount of bandwidth to ensure a high level of availability.

AmtrakConnect is currently available on trains that serve 75% of Amtrak passengers.

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