Amtrak Upgrades Passenger Wi-Fi

Regional commuters and meeting attendees will soon get more than reliable transportation when they travel aboard Amtrak. They’ll also get a reliable Internet connection, according to the government-owned rail operator, which announced last week that it was upgrading its cellular-based Wi-Fi service to take advantage of 4G technologies that would allow for better speeds and connectivity.

“We continue to place a strong focus on improving customer satisfaction, and this upgrade is delivering the improved speeds and connectivity required to maintain a competitive edge,” Amtrak Chief of Sales Distribution and Customer Service Deborah Stone-Wulf said in a statement.

The new 4G service already is available on Amtrak’s Acela Express train, which runs from Washington, D.C., to Boston, as well as its Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin trains in California. It will be rolled out to all remaining Wi-Fi-equipped trains by late summer.

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