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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 (11:06 am) - Score 1,625
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The Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) office has announced plans to spend £1 million on a roll-out of free wireless Internet (WiFi) connectivity across all 800 buses in its fleet during 2014. The fleet will also benefit from real-time GPS tracking to improve live timetable accuracy.

It’s understood that TfGM’s new fleet of 50 single decker buses, which were constructed at a cost of £9 million, have already been equipped with the wifi service for routes in Oldham and Bolton. The rest should be upgraded throughout 2014.

The wifi upgrade is expected to be supported by a small slice of the £12 million that was allocated to Manchester and Salford under the UK Government’s Urban Broadband Fund (Super-Connected Cities) scheme.

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  1. Avatar Greg says:

    When you first (no pun intended) try to access the wi-fi on a First Manchester Bus, when it
    eventually becomes available, it’ll be like numerous other free to use public wi-fi hotspots
    by requiring a lengthy sign-up, especially with fiddly annoying touch-screen keyboards.

    By the time you’ve finished entering all the requested info … your first name and surname,
    your email address, selected a password, confirmed the password, entered your mobile
    phone number, your postcode, your house number and your inside leg measurement,
    you’ll be at your destination … if you haven’t actually missed your stop!

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