The province says it is providing free WiFi for passengers on all GO buses and about 50% of all GO trains starting on Monday.
According to the Government of Ontario, “GO Transit riders will have access to GO Wi-Fi Plus, a user-friendly portal that offers free Wi-Fi as well as a variety of entertainment content.”
And once connected, riders get free data and will have unlimited access to the GO Wi-Fi Plus content portal.
“More than 80 per cent of GO customers named Wi-Fi as their most desired amenity, and our government is committed to make life easier for the people of Ontario by keeping commuters connected throughout their journey,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.
“This initiative will make an important difference as it will help people work more efficiently, finish school projects or get important news and updates from family and friends.”
The province says that Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera Canada Inc. to connect all 1,399 GO buses and trains to Wi-Fi.
A full rollout of GO Wi-Fi Plus on GO trains is expected to be completed in early 2021.
Customers will have free access to 10MB of data per trip, a four-hour period, but riders signing in with registered PRESTO accounts will receive even more data, at 50 MB per trip.
Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster says they are “so excited to bring GO Wi-Fi Plus to our customers on our buses and trains.”