ViaSat Powers Tiered Wi-Fi For North Carolina Train Service

Carlsbad-based satellite Internet provider ViaSat is powering a new, onboard Wi-Fi service for North Carolina, on with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division. According to ViaSat, the department will be bringing new, tiered Wi-Fi service to railway passengers traveling the 174 mile route between Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina. Financial details of the deal were not announced. ViaSat said its broadband services will be used for a Wi-Fi plan which includes a basic "Bronze" level, along with a "Silver" and "Gold" plan with higher speeds and additional streaming media options. ViaSat had already been providing a basic Wi-Fi service to the NCDOT's trains.