Canadian company PointShot Wireless has equipped VIA Rail Canada trains with wireless Internet access. The company claims the launch is the first major deployment of wireless Internet on trains in North America. The VIA Rail Canada lines along the Quebec City to Windsor corridor are outfitted with an 802.11 network. The network will allow passengers with laptop computers or PDAs to access the Internet without having any special configuration or hardware. VIA Rail Canada has 87,000 miles of rail that serve over 450 communities.
For more on PointShot's wireless train solution:
- see this article from UPI