Free Internet not only in the ICE must be
According to associations representing passengers, but also, in subways and commuter trains today should be each available are available on all trains of the transportation standard, so that connection information is available, the Honorary Chairman of the Association Pro Bahn, Karl-Peter Naumann said. Many passengers have not be able to see during the trip, where they get to.
Berlin u-Bahn stations get Wi-Fi hotspots
Also the Berlin passenger Association IGEB pleaded for better Internet connections in the tunnels of the Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft (BVG). At least the stations get an upgrade here soon. End 2018 there will be in all 173 Metro of Wi-Fi hotspots. Currently is the wireless Internet access only at 74 stations possible.
Dead mobile phone network in the country
In high-speed trains of the Deutsche Bahn passengers surf since beginning of the year also in the second class free of charge on the Internet. DB boss Rüdiger Grube wants to make the phone connections more stable and offer an online entertainment. The Internet is particularly important according to Pro line but not in the ICE, but in local trains in the country. Away from larger cities mobile reception is sometimes completely dead passengers who want to locate alternative connections by travelling at a delay, have bad luck and to unnecessary delays in buying take
Nationwide network until 2020
Until the offer nationwide in commuter trains available, expected to still several years in the country. Thus, the President of the umbrella organization of the customer spoke of rail transport (BAG SPNV) in March 2015 to the world by a significant amount in five years.
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The existing free Wi-Fi in ICE trains is its infancy still not emerged from. So the heavy use of the offer of by Deutsche Bahn trouble yet: not everywhere, a connection is available and despite theoretically brisk pace of LTE, the connection is lame sometimes. In addition to these technical difficulties, the implementation of transport is even more difficult, because additional public transport networks, the Federal Government and the Federal States on their jurisdiction must agree. (With material of the dpa)