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Metro Will Be Testing Out WiFi On Its Buses

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Metro bus (Photo by Frederick Dennstedt via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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While Metro has already announced that we may be getting cell and WiFi service on the Red and Purple trains as early as this spring, we haven't heard much on the bus front until now.

Metro is in the very early stages of testing out the implementation of WiFi on buses, Metro spokesperson Jose Ubaldo tells LAist. He says it's too early too announce anything, but tomorrow the Metro Executive Management Committee will be discussing the following item, but won't be taking any action on it:

Lab testing of equipment from leading Wi-Fi vendors was successfully completed. During the upcoming quarter up to nine buses will be outfitted with Wi-Fi using evaluation units supplied by three vendors. This pilot testing will also provide Metro secured remote access to the security cameras on board these buses. Evaluation and testing will continue through the following quarter to assess customer usage, coverage, reliability and potential for expansion.