Heathrow Express gets WIMAX access

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heathrowexpress.jpgThe Heathrow Express train service becomes the latest to offer a wireless Internet service to its passengers, following on from GNER and Virgin.

Users will be able to connect to the service via a WiMax backhaul which offers a greater range than standard 802.11 wi-fi signals, with fixed repeaters along the line.

The project is due for launch in early 2007 and initially allow T-Mobile wi-fi users access. That’s if you can’t possibly live without Net access during the 15 minute journey time from Heathrow to London.

In other London and wi-fi based news, London’s hotels were recently named the most expensive in Europe to get wi-fi access, with some charging up to £10 for half an hour’s access. You’d really be desperate for that email, or something else online, to pay that much.

Andy Merrett
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One thought on “Heathrow Express gets WIMAX access

  • >That’s if you can’t possibly live without Net access during the 15 minute journey time from Heathrow to London.

    Good point…and if you can be bothered to get your laptop out on a crowded train.

    Another grand vision about the be ****ed by little details that nobody thought about?

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