Wifi comes to public transit in Vancouver and Toronto

Live or work in Vancouver or Toronto? You may just have some new options for free wifi on the go.

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In Vancouver, TransLink has just added wifi to three buses as part of an advertising agreement with Telus. The buses will operate on the 351 White Rock-Richmond route, the 555 express at Braid-Carvolth route, and the 99 B-Line on Broadway.

However, only one bus on each route will equipped with wifi, so how will you know if you’ve been lucky enough to board one with a wireless connection? Thankfully, the buses are wrapped with Telus advertisements and say “free wifi” on the side, so they’ll be pretty hard to miss.

On the other side of the country, BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission have rolled out free wifi service at Toronto’s Bay Station along the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

Wifi is already available at Bloor-Yonge and St. George stations, with more wireless access set to be implemented by October at Wellesley, College, Dundas and Union stations. More stations will be added to list leading up to Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games next July.

Wifi will be available on the Vancouver buses for the next 6 months, with an optional six-month extension period.

The wifi in Toronto’s subways is a permanent addition, with cellular service set to be rolled out in the next three to four years.

 

Source: TechVibes

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