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GNER - Wireless Broadband On Trains
By: MarkJ - 08 August, 2003 (1:08 PM)

Train operator GNER has announced its intention to equip trains on the east coast line with on-board broadband wireless Internet access:

GNER is looking to enable a fleet of up to 40 high-speed trains with high-speed internet access on its London Kings Cross to Aberdeen and Inverness route.

With the rail industry still struggling after the Hatfield rail disaster, operators are desperate to offer unique services that will lure back passengers, especially the high-value business customers.

GNER is planning a major announcement about the service next week. A spokesman told silicon.com the commercial details are still in development but that the plan is to offer wireless broadband access at a minimum speed of 500kbps - for travellers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops and handheld devices.

Nice idea, so long as you actually know what Wi-Fi is. More @ Silicon.

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