Here’s When WiFi Will Be Available on GO Transit in Mississauga
If you regularly use GO Transit to get to work, school or play in the GTA, you might be happy to hear that you're about to save some data.
Today (Sept. 4), Kinga Surma, associate minister of transportation (GTA), joined Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, and Mark Childs, chief marketing officer for Metrolinx, at Milton GO Station to announce that the Ontario government is bringing free Wi-Fi to GO buses and trains next year.
Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera Canada Inc. to connect all 1,475 GO buses and trains to Wi-Fi beginning in 2020.
“We’re excited to share this news with GO customers,” said Surma. “Our government is delivering on its promise to make life easier for people by giving them the opportunity to stay connected to family, friends and colleagues while travelling to work, school or appointments.”
The Wi-Fi rollout will begin next spring.
“More and more people depend on their phones to be able to work, study and keep in touch with friends and family during their daily commute,” said MPP Gill. “Bringing Wi-Fi to GO trains and buses will make travelling by GO a better, more convenient experience for people in Milton.”
GO Transit Wi-Fi will include internet access and free entertainment content through a modern, user-friendly portal.
The full Wi-Fi rollout is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.
“We know our customers want to stay connected to make the most of their journey time while travelling with us,” said Mark Childs. “That is why we are very excited to announce we will deliver Wi-Fi on our trains and buses. Our new partnership with Icomera is for great Wi-Fi and great on-board entertainment experiences. This is another exciting and important delivery for our customers.”
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