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UK Prime Minister announces free Wi-Fi on public trains for 2017

David Cameron announces his government will offer up $77 million toward getting free Wi-Fi onto public trains by 2017
By: Anthony Garreffa | Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Feb 17, 2015 6:39 am

David Cameron has announced that the UK government will pledge £50 million (or $77 million or so) into seeing free Wi-Fi on-board UK trains by 2017. The UK Prime Minister hasn't elaborated much on this plan, not stating whether this would be a large number of trains, or all of them.

 

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There are rumors that the rail companies are paying for it now, and that the government would just be hanging them money to effectively have 'free Wi-Fi' on the trains, but we don't know that for sure just yet. Free Wi-Fi is currently offered on long distance, intercity services, but this should expand those services considerably.

 

Why can't the UK government just provide everyone using trains with that super-fast 5G Internet access Prime Minister Cameron teased about last year?

NEWS SOURCES:Eteknix.com

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