According to the rail company, by 2019 more than two-thirds of train passengers ‘should’ have access to the faster technology, leaving rail users and business travellers who rely on the backbone of Britain’s transport network to struggle with inadequate mobile broadband for the next six years.
This announcement only underscores how primitive and medieval rail networks are in the UK. Earlier this year in India, which has the biggest train network in the world and trains that must cope with all terrains, launched WiFi on several major routes. Customers don’t care how fast trains run as long as they can access the internet. That particular axiom seems to have been missed by the nincompoops who run these things.