I am not a fan of Stockholm’s public transportation, SL. I just don’t like them. Anyone reading this blog on a semi-regular basis is probably well aware of that fact and has tired of my incessant ranting. Fair enough. That being said though, SL did something I just couldn’t help but notice. In a good way.
SL has begun testing wireless internet connections on a bus route that stretches about 70 km. That’s impressive. And cool. And free. Yup, completely free. Which, having once “borrowed” internet is something I love to hear.
They are looking to possibly implement this on all aspects of SL. Which would be amazing since I spend at least 36 minutes of my day on the pendeltåg. Not that I’m counting or anything. And apparently it is supposed to stay free. While I am a bit skeptical of this because of the way SL seems to enjoy raising ticket prices I’m going to take a leap of faith. I am going to believe what SL says. Free internet for everyone! As long as you pay to get on the train. Or bus. Or subway.
I must say I am impressed by the connectivity of the Nordic countries. I believe that Finland is often referred to as being the cell phone capital of the world in regards to cell phones per capita. Someone needs to check me on that because while I am fairly confident I try to avoid being a liar. And now Sweden, or Stockholm at least, is trying to offer free internet on public transportation. That’s pretty cool.
Welcome to Sweden. The land of connected public transportation.