Government promise of fast, cheap Wi-Fi on trains goes off the rails

Government promise of fast, cheap Wi-Fi on trains goes off the rails

Despite pre-election pledge, standard specification is only 1 megabit per second with many firms failing to offer free access

Train companies will only have to provide slow free Wi-Fi for customers despite a government pledge to introduce “fast, cheap internet connections” across the rail network.

Before the general election, the government announced that all train operators bidding on future franchises and direct contracts in England and Wales would have to include free Wi-Fi as part of their pitches.

Related: David Cameron announces arrival of free Wi-Fi on trains from 2017

Related: Train Wi-Fi and mobile access expected to be in Osborne’s budget giveaway

Related: Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m

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Source: Guardian Transport

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