Okay, so it’s a little later than expected, but we’re happy to report that at least some Northeast Regional trains have now been augmented by AmtrakConnect. This (free) WiFi has been available on Acela trains for some time now, and in a few lucky Regional trains in the Northwest. Amtrak still hasn’t confirmed the existence of this connectivity, so we can’t say for sure just how many of its trains have been suitably augmented, but we know that at least number 69, the Adirondack, has it, because we’re using it right now. Connectivity is a little rough and speeds are decidedly low — problems that can certainly be applied to this particular railway relic as a whole.
AmtrakConnect WiFi now available on at least one Northeast Regional train originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 23 Oct 2011 06:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.