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Scandinavian Trains with Wi-Fi

Linx: Scandinavian rail service with Wi-Fi on board:

Commercial operation of Linx Internet On Board will start on Linx-trains operatin Gothenburg - Copenhagen from July 1st. Operation Stockholm - Oslo is planned to start in October. During June 2003 there is trial operation Gothenburg - Copenhagen open for our passengers, but we cannot guarantee the service to function at all departures nor at all times during this period.

What many airlines plan and other train operators test is now a reality in Scandinavia - a permanent online connection to the internet while you travel by train. You will be able to send and receive emails and work as you do in your office, with all the possibilities that internet can provide...

Technically, it is built on a wireless, satellite based communication, completed with GSM links. In that way both the broadband capacity and connectivity is achieved. On board, you connect your own laptop wireless (with a WLAN card) and connect to the internet.

One of the reasons I've kept my Earthlink account through the years has been dial-up while on the road. I'm beginning to think this won't be necessary much longer. Whether using hotel room Ethernet, logging in through T-Mobile while sitting at a Starbucks, or now connecting on a train to Scandinavia, the reality is that broadband access -- both wired and wireless -- is fast becoming pervasive around the world.

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FYI... I gave up Earthlink over a year ago, and haven't missed it. At all.

Part of the reason is the connectivity provided by Starbucks... but the other is the connection provided by most hotels these days.

Check out http://www.geektools.com/geektels/
for a list...

Happy travels!

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