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SEPTA, Comcast expand Wi-Fi program

Posted on October 30, 2013

Photo courtesy jpmueller99
Photo courtesy jpmueller99
Free Xfinity Wi-Fi service for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) customers is being expanded to stations throughout the transit system, including those used by subway, bus and trolley riders.

The initiative to make free Wi-Fi available to more riders builds on a partnership between SEPTA and Comcast that began with the launch of Xfinity Wi-Fi at Regional Rail stations, including Market East, Suburban, 30th Street, Temple University and University City.

Now, with Comcast's help, SEPTA is one of the first transportation agencies in the nation to provide Wi-Fi at its transit stations. This expansion initiative is launching with free Xfinity Wi-Fi access at the 69th Street Transportation Center, which thousands of SEPTA customers use each day to travel on the Market-Frankford Line and the Norristown High Speed Line, as well as buses and the Routes 101 and 102 Trolleys.

"This is another step in our ongoing effort to enhance the customer experience," said SEPTA GM Joseph M. Casey. "This partnership with Comcast gives our riders a high-quality amenity at no cost — to riders or SEPTA's bottom line."

Over the next two years, hot spots will be added at all stations on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines and at several additional locations on the Norristown High Speed Line. There will also be expansion to stations along Regional Rail, including the addition of Xfinity Wi-Fi at Airport Line terminals.

The Xfinity Wi-Fi expansion announcement was accompanied by the launch of the official SEPTA App for iPhone, which offers users real-time travel updates and other related information. SEPTA's in-house IT professionals developed the App for iPhone and will continue working on improvements and enhancements for future versions.

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