Seattle Ferries To Have WiFi Access

Seattle Ferries To Have WiFi Access

Yesterday was the first official test of the complex technology needed to provide a wireless Internet connection aboard a moving vessel. At issue is whether it is feasible to offer connectivity to more of the system’s 24.5 million annual passengers.

Apparently, it is.

A signal was detectable yesterday immediately upon booting up a Wi-Fi-capable laptop aboard the Klickitat. Getting online required installing no software or setup — just typing a user name and a password into the screen that appeared on the browser.

Using Internet-based e-mail was indistinguishable from similar surfing on dry land, as was perusing and eBay.


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