Amtrak Connect 101

Amtrak Connect 101

At Amtrak we take being the Smarter Way to Travel seriously. That is why we offer FREE Wi-Fi service on select trains and stations throughout the country. With Amtrak Connect, all you have to decide is if you want to stay productive, or simply sit back and have some fun while en route to one of our 500 destinations.

The Golden Rule of  our Wi-Fi is that it supports general web browsing. Since a large majority of us are carrying the Internet in our pockets, there are a lot of devices potentially drawing on the system. In order to ensure that everyone gets an equal piece of the pie, high-bandwidth actions like streaming music, streaming video or downloading large files are not supported. To ensure that you have the optimal surfing experience, try these tips:

  1. Sign on with one device: Avoid signing on with your tablet, cell phone and laptop all at once. When you sign on with multiple devices you use up bandwidth that your fellow passengers could be using. Pick one main device to browse on.
  2. Download large files at home: Before leaving for the station, load up your devices with entertainment or that crucial business proposal so you don’t have to rely on Wi-Fi to stream or download large files live on the train.

We are always looking for ways to improve your Wi-Fi experience aboard Amtrak, so if you have a suggestion for your train, please let us know here!