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VIA expands free Wi-Fi to entire fleet, facilities

Posted on September 1, 2015

VIA Metropolitan Transit
VIA Metropolitan Transit

VIA Metropolitan Transit is expanding the availability of free wireless internet service to encompass the agency's entire fleet and facilities. This makes VIA the largest public transportation provider in the nation to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi Service systemwide.

"This is an exciting time for VIA as we announce that all of our buses and facilities are now equipped with 4G LTE WiFi service as a free amenity for our riders," said VIA President/CEO Jeffrey Arndt. "This is a significant step toward expanding Wi-Fi throughout our system. As the first large public transportation provider in the nation to begin complimentary, systemwide 4G LTE Wi-Fi service, VIA is proud to offer these enhanced amenities for our customers. Riders are now able to access reliable 4GLTE Wi-Fi service everywhere VIA goes, allowing them to stay connected throughout the day."

VIA's expanded 4G LTE service provided in partnership with Verizon and Cradlepoint is an enhancement over the previous 3G wireless service available on express routes, the Primo route, and 11 transit centers. Now the improved and expanded service is available on all bus routes and VIA properties, and it will also be available on VIAtrans paratransit vans by November 1.

VIA Metropolitan Transit provides public transportation services to 13 cities in the San Antonio area and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County. VIA buses operate seven days a week on 90 bus routes, and last year, VIA provided 44 million rides across the region.

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