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COMMUTER RAIL WI-FI IMPROVEMENT SUFFERS ANOTHER SETBACK

By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 10, 2017...The long and so far fruitless effort to bring steady wireless service to tens of thousands of MBTA commuter rail riders took an uncertain turn on Thursday, but one that will likely appeal to some elected officials and rail system abutters.

The agency announced that it has notified its vendor, BAI Communications, that it will not approve its plans, citing public concerns over possible impacts of 320 monopoles planned along the rail line rights of way. The 70-foot monopoles are "not consistent with the license agreement," the T said.


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