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MBTA expands Wi-Fi service

Posted on December 16, 2008

The Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) plans to expand free Wi-Fi to all commuter rail lines after the pilot program  launched on the Framingham/Worcester line was deemed a success.

This week’s initial deployment of expanded free Wi-Fi on commuter rail marks the kickoff of an important relationship between MBTA’s technology partners, including AT&T, WAAV and Terminal Exchange Systems.

Under the expansion project, of the MBTA’s 410 coaches, 258 will eventually be equipped with wireless Internet. By spring 2009, at least two coaches per train set on all 13 lines will be Wi-Fi ready.

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