Amtrak and AT&T Wireless are offering high-speed WiFi service in six train stations in the Northeast US

June 16, 2004

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REDMOND, Wash. and WASHINGTON -- Starting today, commuters will be able to stay connected to the Internet and office email at train stations along the Northeast Corridor. Following an agreement announced earlier this year, Amtrak and AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE) today began offering high-speed wireless internet (Wi-Fi) service in six of the railroad's busiest train stations in the region. The stations are:

  • Boston Route 128 Station

  • Providence

  • New York Penn Station

  • Philadelphia 30th Street Station

  • Wilmington

  • Baltimore Penn Station

With more than one million weekday passengers, commuters and visitors to these stations, this new Wi-Fi service represents one of the largest single communications upgrades to the public rail system in the region.

"Amtrak is pleased to offer passengers another way to stay connected to their business and personal lives as they travel," said Sally Bellet, vice president of real estate development for Amtrak. "Whether it's e-mail, a report for work or balancing a bank account, people in our train stations can make more use of their time by using Wi-Fi services provided by AT&T Wireless."

"Today's business professionals are always looking for ways to stay connected while mobile," said Abhi Ingle, vice president of enterprise data solutions for AT&T Wireless. "Our new in-building Wi-Fi service at these Amtrak stations, coupled with our wide-area EDGE service, gives commuters the ability to access the information they need while away from their homes or offices."

AT&T Corp.

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