“Go Wi-Fi Plus is more than just free data,” states Metrolinx, noting the content portal also provides free, unlimited access to TV shows, music, audiobooks, e-books, courses and podcasts.
Some key content partners include CTV, CuriosityStream, Coursera, Kobo, Stingray, Wattpad, TLN, and Global.
“With hundreds of entertainment options to choose from, GO Wi-Fi Plus is more than just Wi-Fi, and will make the onboard experience even more convenient and enjoyable for customers,” says Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster. “We are so excited to bring GO Wi-Fi Plus to our customers on our buses and trains.”
All riders will get up to 10 MB of data per trip, while registered PRESTO account users will receive 50 MB of data per trip. Customer access to the GO Wi-Fi Plus content portal does not count towards the data limit.
The service is available now on all GO buses and approximately half of the GO Train fleet, with the remainder of the fleet to be outfitted with Go Wi-Fi Plus by early 2021.
Free Wi-Fi on all GO buses and trains is part of the provincial government’s commitment to improve public transit across the province.
“More than 80 per cent of GO customers named Wi-Fi as their most desired amenity, and our government is committed to make life easier for the people of Ontario by keeping commuters connected through their journey,” says Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation. “This initiative will make an important difference as it will help people work more efficiently, finish school projects or get important news and updates from family and friends.”