Aug 11, 2020

Eurostar blames Covid-19 for premium seat only wi-fi

Eurostar has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for its decision to remove free wi-fi from standard class carriages, but keep it in the premium seats. A spokesman told the BBC the move had been temporary and wi-fi had now been restored throughout trains. He did not explain how Covid-19 had affected providing wi-fi from a track-side network to standard seats. The wi-fi is provided by a track-side network of mobile broadband cells and it was unclear how additional safety measures introduced as a result of coronavirus would impact its delivery to standard seats, he added. "We are pleased to say that wi-fi is now available on board and is free throughout all classes of service."

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