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Doesn't Amtrak offer Wi-Fi on the Cascades in the PNW? Do they have problems out here too?

Seattle, WA


5th Generation Texian
Since they are using cell infrastructure, if there's no cell coverage, they won't have wifi coverage.


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I have used or tried to use Amtrak's WIFI service on the northbound Cascade service to Vancouver. It was frustratingly slow and eventually I gave up. However, if it makes Amtrak feel better a few weeks ago I took Heathrow Express into London. It supposedly had wireless service but I was only able to load a webpage while the train was still in Heathrow Airport. After that nothing.

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