Starting today, all of Ontario’s GO Transit buses and half of its trains will be offering free Wi-Fi to its customers.
A press release from the Ontario government states that free WiFi is now available on select GO Transit vehicles starting today, making good on a promise that was originally made just over one year ago.
According to the province, all GO buses and approximately 50 percent of GO trains now have publicly accessible free WiFi.
“More than 80 per cent of GO customers named Wi-Fi as their most desired amenity, and our government is committed to make life easier for the people of Ontario by keeping commuters connected throughout their journey,” said Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney.
“This initiative will make an important difference as it will help people work more efficiently, finish school projects or get important news and updates from family and friends,” she continued.
I’m excited to announce, that beginning today, all passengers on GO buses and approximately 50 per cent of GO trains will now have access to free WiFi on board. This is part of the government’s commitment to improve public transit across the province. https://t.co/0EcrdLt4SE pic.twitter.com/QlzTv8czNx
— Caroline Mulroney (@C_Mulroney) September 28, 2020
When boarding a participating GO Transit vehicle, riders will gain access to GO Wi-Fi Plus, a portal that offers free WiFi as well as a variety of entertainment content including TV shows, audiobooks, e-books, music, podcasts and more.
Customers will be able to use 10 MB of data per trip for a four-hour period, and riders signing in with registered Presto accounts will receive even more data — at 50 MB per trip.
The service is expected to be offered on all trains by early 2021.