Amtrak has some great news for travelers in the northeast: free wi-fi. No longer reserved for Acela cars, the service will be offered on twelve east coast routes, including the Northeast Regional line, which shuttles passengers from Virginia to Boston.
The announcement means that roughly 60 percent of Amtrak routes will now carry the service. This also makes Amtrak more competitive with bus services which have sprung up in the last couple of years, such as Bolt Bus and MegaBus, which have long offered travelers free wi-fi (and much lower ticket prices). Amtrak says travelers should be able to take advantage of faster 4G speeds “as they become available along the routes.”
Read more at Gizmodo.