Wi-Fi Public Transport Makes Commuters Early for Work
While telecommuting becomes every more popular, the morning commute is still a reality for millions of Americans. Many have the benefit of relying on public transport to get where they need to go on the way into the office, but whether driving or riding that means wasted time disconnected from the world. That's time that many cities are helping people regain by installing Wi-Fi into their buses and trains.
Buses in Cincinnati and Colorado Springs have been upgraded into mobile hotspots at a cost of roughly $1,000 to $2,000 per vehicle, meaning passengers can whip out their laptops or iPhones and do some some high-speed surfing while on the go. The same goes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train between Worchester and Boston, and soon NYC's subway stations will all be Wi-Fi enabled as well. Great for people who can't be offline for a moment, but we're not entirely sure that pulling out your new MacBook in a subway station is a good idea -- though smarter than other things we've heard of people doing down there.
From USA Today