The future is arriving: Green Line stops get some free WiFi (with a catch)

Public domain image of Meigs Elevated Railway, circa 1886.
Public domain image of Meigs Elevated Railway, circa 1886.

For riders feeling the pain of higher T fares, here’s some small solace: Comcast has installed WiFI hot spots along key Green Line MBTA stops. It does come with a catch though.

Current home Xfinity customers can log in and use the hotspots, which are named “xfinitywifi,” with their existing logins; non-customers can use the hotspots free twice a month, and then have to pay for WiFi packages starting a $2.95 for an hour or $20 for a week. Stations newly outfitted with the hotspots include:

  • North Station
  • Haymarket
  • Park Street
  • Boylston
  • Arlington
  • Copley
  • Prudential
  • Symphony
  • Hynes Convention Center
  • Kenmore
  • “Dozens of outdoor platform stations” along the Green Line

Given how much better cell service along the T has been getting over the past few years, it’s hard to see this as exactly transformative for most people, but nice to have options, even if one of those options is $80-a-month access at select Green Line stations.

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