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Public Transport: Internet

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of providing free wifi access on all buses and trains in England. (291393)

No such assessment has been made. The Department for Transport is supportive of the objective of the recent Digital Britain report to provide ubiquitous mobile coverage throughout the transport networks. This is a commercial matter for rail franchisees and bus operators a number of whom have chosen to provide Wifi services to their customers.