By John McDevitt

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An agreement has been reached with the Delaware River Port Authority and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains and platforms. If approved by the DRPA board later this month, the service should be available by summer.

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PATCO trains originate in South Jersey and travel into Center City. That route in part is through underground tunnels where passengers are unable to access WiFi or internet service, but the Comcast agreement could change that.

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Michael Conallen, a spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority DRPA, says, “So this is a major step forward in providing them with service allowing them to get more information and at no cost to the DRPA or to PATCO’s customers. Comcast, as part of the agreement, will provide all of the funding for the design, the build, and the equipment to allow WiFi access on our facilities.”

The DRPA board is expected to approve the proposal at the next meeting on January 21st.

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