MTA Planning High-Speed Internet on Medium-Speed Metro-North and LIRR Trains

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The MTA announced a scheme on Friday to bring high-speed Internet to passengers on Metro-North and LIRR trains, filing a request for proposals from private companies. The Authority doesn’t intend to spend any money installing or maintaining the high-speed access, and the company that wins the bid will get to decide if and how much passengers will have to pay. The plan is a micro-stimulus of sorts, allowing commuters to get more work hours into their days, but if this is any indication nobody really has to worry about that. [NYP via Gothamist]