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Amtrak set to expand Wi-Fi service

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Amtrak is expanding availability of its cellular-based Wi-Fi service.

The company say its "AmtrakConnect" service is now offered on several eastern long-distance trains. The latest rollout means more than 90% of Amtrak's customers have access to free onboard Wi-Fi.

Amtrak says it's also embarking on a multi-year program aimed at overhauling its current Wi-Fi service. The first phase will focus on replacement of its original onboard equipment, that has been in service since 2010.

The second phase will focus on further construction of its private trackside wireless network.