Wi-Fi

UP West Metra Train

Transportation Expert Believes Metra Will Eventually Put Wi-Fi In Trains

(CBS) – A Chicago transit analyst says Wi-Fi is likely coming, maybe within a couple of years to Metra. DePaul University Transportation Professor Joe Schwieterman says his survey suggests intensive laptop usage is up 20 […]

07/02/2014

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Libraries To Launch ‘Internet To Go,’ Loan Wi-Fi Devices To Patrons

Residents in underserved areas with limited home access to the Internet will soon be able to go to the library and take the web with them.

06/26/2014

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago-Hub Amtrak Trains To Get Free Internet

The passenger train company says Wi-Fi will be installed on the Chicago-to-Carbondale and Chicago-to-Quincy lines. It’ll also be expanded to all four roundtrips on Chicago-to-St. Louis trains; those trains also stop in Springfield.

12/23/2013

North Avenue Beach (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Launches Free Wi-Fi At 5 Beaches

Posting pictures to social media of your day at the beach or answering a work email while soaking up the sun is easier now at a handful of spots along the lake, with five Chicago beaches now offering free wi-fi.

07/19/2013

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Ford Demonstrates New Computerized Safety Systems

Ford Motor Company brought cars and dreams of safer roads to Yorktown Shopping Center on Wednesday to demonstrate new systems that foresee crashes and head them off with WiFi, radar and GPS.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

Sidetrack

Free Wi-Fi Goes Online On North Halsted Street

Free wi-fi access is now available anywhere on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011

CTA Signs With Sprint For Subway Cellular Service

The last major holdout among cell phone firms has signed a contract with CTA to hook up reception in its two major subways.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2010