Awesome public transportation news today. Free Wifi may be coming soon to public buses in Shanghai, and with some luck, maybe even the subways too! No timeframe has been given yet, unfortunately.
Via Shanghai Daily:
Shanghai Bashi Group, the bus operator, said it intends to provide Wi-Fi in response to passengers’ increasing demands. But the details of the plan have not been set, said bus officials.
A spokeswoman with the Shanghai Telecom Co said they were still preparing and testing the technology for the bus.
Smart phone users currently have little access to free Wi-Fi on public transportation such as subways and buses. Such service is available in other cities like Guangzhou in southern China.
The city government wants to change that. Along the three new bus lines opened recently in the downtown Lujiazui financial area in Pudong New Area, office workers can enjoy free Wi-Fi at bus stations but not onboard. The bus lines link the main office buildings in Lujiazui and provide easier connections between Metro lines and buildings.