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Comments on news posted 2008-02-01 12:16:57: WiFi Rail, a company which specializes in the development of wireless systems for public transit, has been working with the San Francisco Bay Area on the installation of a multi-terrain W-Fi network. ..



rit56

join:2000-12-01
New York, NY

New York

Bring him here....



pnh102
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Mount Airy, MD

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Tubes!

quote:
This particular system runs across underground stations and aboveground tracks as well as through interconnecting tubes.
Wow... Sen. Ted Stevens actually was right!
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lrtc6

join:2004-06-05
Toronto

hmm

it's not working on the cable cars.



MPScan
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Boston, MA

Boston's MBTA

The MBTA is doing something similar on the Commuter Rail lines around the Boston area:

»www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/wifi/

What's really cool are the actual coverage maps of each line:

»www.mbta.com/uploadedFiles/Ridin···1-08.pdf



FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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ONLY working at 4 live stations

»Bay Area Demonstrates Successful Public Transit Wi-Fi

The installation and testing on that system are complete and have been successful.
But this system is only up on 4 stations next to each other downtown. No approval has been given to implement this across the BART system. The story gives the impression that this implementation has gone further than it has.
»www.wifirail.net/pages/locations.html
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Julio
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reply to rit56

Re: New York

Hell no. I like the silence of no cellphones ringing, peopel carrying stupid conversations and me being stuck having to listen to their crap. Everything is fine as is. Maybe in the stations but no way in hell should it be done for tunnel service.
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wifi4milez
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join:2004-08-07
New York, NY

said by Julio:

Hell no. I like the silence of no cellphones ringing, peopel carrying stupid conversations and me being stuck having to listen to their crap. Everything is fine as is. Maybe in the stations but no way in hell should it be done for tunnel service.
Well then enjoy it while you can! The city is in the process of contracting with an outside company to bring service to all the subway stations in the 5 boroughs. While this service isnt "supposed" to work in the tunnels, I can assure you that in many cases it will.

»www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,297543,00.html
»Cell Phone Service Coming to NYC Subway System
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DMS1

join:2005-04-06
Plano, TX

Not that new

Trains in England have been providing on-board Wi-Fi for a number of years now. I'm not sure what technology they use, but it works and it works at a reasonable speed. What's more, they also provide real power points by the seats.



dadkins
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15/15?

DAMN! I want some!

Might have to cruise the train one of these days!
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flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ
reply to Julio

Re: New York

Julio,

I'm afraid that the needs of the many will outweigh the needs of the few. I’m sure that the investors can come up with 1,000 reasons why we should have wifi on a moving train. I’m sure the first 100 will hint to something like public safety and immediate information dispersion.

But anyway, I doubt you’ll see anyone using a laptop on the 3 train on its way to New Lots. The customer base or demographics for this service will be very specific, and I’m sure not everyone will be phase or disturbed by this service if it were to come to NYC.



Julio
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IF the new yorkers rode the subway system for 100 years, why would not having cellphone service be a public safety issue?



EPS

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Re: Boston's MBTA

I've used that before- it's actually a very good service, apparently it works by placing routers on the trains that connect to the Sprint EV-DO network, so it doesn't work while waiting in stations.


patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
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backhauled

How is this backhauled? Obviously this isn't stationary Wifi APs along the tracks, since all the client would be doing is reassociating to a new AP, and that AP will be gone before a IP is obtained.



poacher 1rtd
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oxford UK

free wifi

We have had free wi fi on the oxford tube buses between oxford and london for a couple of years now, it seems to work well.

»www.oxfordtube.com/wifi.html
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HRM
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Darien, CT
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Crazy people talk to themselves....

I think this is the deep basis for hating people who talk on cell phones. Only crazy folks walk around and talk to invisible people and these phone people look just like lunatics.

I also think if you gave crazy people headsets, then they wouldn't look crazy anymore. It would just look like they are on the phone.