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JUTC to Provide Free Internet Service on Public Passenger Buses

Beginning December 2018, commuters will have free access to the Internet when travelling on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses.


This will be facilitated through the installation of mobile gateway devices on approximately 450 buses to provide Wi-Fi connectivity.

The devices will create a Vehicle Area Network (VAN) that enables commuters to access LTE/4G service inside and immediately outside the buses. This facility will be able to accommodate up to 100 mobile devices per vehicle.

The mobile gateways will be remotely managed and are deemed sturdy enough to withstand the buses’ rigorous movements.

They will also feature backup batteries that will be activated in the event that technical issues arising interrupt the vehicles’ power supply.

In addition, there will be constant monitoring to prevent the streaming of explicit content.

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