EU Trains to Get Broadband


Lucky dirty hippies! Now all those with a EURail pass, courtesy of mom and dad in Connecticut, and raging herpes, courtesy of Paulo in Madrid, can hop on the train in Paris and surf, surf, surf all the way to Amsterdam on Thalys rail. The system uses GPRS and UMTS along with Wi-Fi to offer standard Internet connectivity, even at 300km/h (5,000,000 mph, in U.S. units.)

They are offering a trial right now and it should be fully available this fall. So this is great: Paris to Amsterdam you get Wi-Fi, Warsaw to Budapest you get fleas, dysentery, and no sleep. Central Europe, get your crap together.

Euro trains gets broadband internet [TheRegister]