Dec 28 2017
(Above: Rail users could be about to get better, faster internet access when using trains in the UK. Photo credit: DCMS public press release)
UNITED KINGDOM – THE UK GOVERNMENT has today, (December 27th) announced a plan that could see better giga-bit speed broadband reach trains across the UK by 2025.
The announcement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Goverment’s key stakeholder in internet and broadband development, features a ‘call for evidence‘ area for members of the public to have their say about connectivity on trains and outlines the different ways the improvements could be delivered to support the Government’s ambitions to have a ‘digitally connected railway that meets customers’ expectations’.
Rapid growth of mobile data requirements and the use of smartphones, tablets and laptops, means that commuters’ expectations for better connectivity will now be taken into account on train journeys.
The announcement follows the UKGoverment’ 5G strategy, which was awarded a further £160m of funding in the Autumn Budget.
It’s expected that improvements to the service on trains could be made by 2025.
You can read more and view the official UK Government Call For Evidence Document here: