BW wrote:The reason why control cars may not be done yet could simply be the difficullty in getting one for a whole day at CRMF to do the install.
ags wrote:theinsider wrote:It may have been mentioned in this thread or I saw it in the paper, can't remember. But I do remember reading that they reason they said they picked the Worcester line first is that Sprint is currently upgrading their system in the area. Though I am sure the Lt. Gov riding probably played into it.
Sprint's signal strength on the Worcester line has been horrible for years. There are parts of Wellesley and Newton where the signal dies. No matter what -- they are dead spots ... for cell phones and whatever wi-fi is running on their cellular network.
theinsider wrote:BW wrote:Insider,
If I had to guess, it looked to be comming down from the roof antenna. It was then coiled up and there was no hot spot box or anything else installed.
MBTA3247 wrote:[Are you referring to Readville, Southampton Street, or Boston Engine Terminal? "CRMF" is a generic term that applies to all of them.
Robert Paniagua wrote:BW,
I didn't know Southampton St Yard has that new name Widett. Was it named after a former RR Employee like Cabot Yard Red Line next door?
sery2831 wrote:Update on the car #1517. They have removed the wifi components but left the antennas. I was excited to see it on my train tonight only to find no signal. After some exploring I found that the wire from the antenna was not connected to anything and the space for the modem/router empty.
Was this done to outfit another car on the Side Side? Or did it break is my question...
December 2016 Update: Upgrades to the system are on the way. The MBTA continues to work with InMotion, a wireless Wi-Fi service provider, to bring a captive/stand alone Wi-Fi system online for the Commuter Rail network. This new initiative will provide high speed broadband service to all customers across all Commuter Rail lines as well as the ferry system with throughput per train car on average of 20 Mbps at a minimum. This includes South Station, North Station, and Back Bay Station which are expected to be online by the end of the year. For other parts of the commuter rail network, the project is in the permitting and design phases along the rail lines. This system will support all WiFi-enabled devices with customers experiencing uninterrupted service from the time they board until the time they arrive at their destination as well as while waiting in larger stations.
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