Amtrak looks to boost its onboard Wi-Fi speeds

An ongoing complaint of travelers on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains is that the Wi-Fi service is painfully slow. This can be a serious problem since thousands of people who take these trains are business commuters traveling between Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Amtrak announced Monday that its working to remedy the situation. The company said it is “exploring options” to build a trackside Wi-Fi network that will have the capacity for broadband speeds. This possible service would be fast enough to let Amtrak get rid of its present restrictions on streaming media and big file downloads.