Monday, November 2, 2009

Street surfin'

Wow! This seems pretty innovative and cutting-edge for VIA.

Kudos to the folks who thought this up. I hope it works out well.

Via testing free Internet on some buses
By Josh Baugh - Express-News

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for riding VIA. You are now free to surf the Web.

Beginning today, VIA Metropolitan Transit bus riders who power up their portable electronic devices — such as laptop computers or Wi-Fi-enabled cell phones — might notice an Internet signal coming from within the bus. VIA has started a monthlong pilot program offering free wireless Internet on some express routes to determine whether riders would use the service. If it's popular, the agency could begin equipping more buses with wireless access.

“What we're trying to figure out with the pilot program is how much interest there is out there,” VIA President Keith Parker said. “We think there may be a considerable amount. And if there is, we plan to roll it out on a much larger level.”

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