Wi-Fi coming to BART
From the fun fellows at the BART RAGE blog, I'm hearing that there is ongoing testing of a BART Wi-Fi network outside of the four main San Francisco underground stations. The link to the Wireless Developer Network article is here. While $30 USD/month is a bit steep for my taste, it is better than a sharp stick in the eye. If WiFi Rail were to partner with an organization such as T-mobile or AT&T, I think a lot of other people might look into getting this service, but at $30/month it better work at Starbucks or the airport too.
I'm really happy to hear this, as several years ago I tried the T-Mobile GPRS data service while commuting on BART. I'd get connectivity for about 12-15 minutes of the 55 minute train ride. Boo. Hiss. There is nothing more fun than 1000ms+ ping times.
For those of you outside of Northern California, this most likely be of no interest unless you'll be using BART to get to/from SFO.