Whether you are sitting in your office, dining at a restaurant or rolling down the highway on a bus, WiFi has become a necessity. We expect to have access to it just as we do electricity. Until recently the technology wasn’t quite there and the costs for adding Wi fi to transit systems was often prohibitive. But now wireless services are benefiting from innovation that has dramatically cut costs to transit providers while greatly improving connection speeds. TPI partners with CradlePoint, the leading provider of cloud-managed 3G/4G/LTE networking solutions providing business-grade, secure connectivity from 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks to distributed enterprise, small business and mobile customers. CradlePoint’s wireless routers bring 4G LTE WiFi to passengers. Transit systems using Cradlepoint’s Cloud management solution can manage those devices remotely.
WiFi on commuter systems is obviously appealing to many, bringing better communication whether it is just to socialize or check work email, now people can use the time they ride on the bus or train more productively. It may even convert drivers to passengers offering them the chance to maximize their use of time and get a jump start to their day.