Calgary Transit Wi-Fi expanded at downtown stations

Tired of using your cell phone data plan to surf the internet when you are out and about? Calgary Transit is making things a little easier by expanding Wi-Fi service to six downtown C-Train stations.

City says option at existing stations already popular with 1,200 surfers using wireless at city hall daily

Wi-Fi is now available at 6 additional C-Train stations, including this one at 7th Street S.W. (David Bell/CBC)

Tired of using your cell phone data plan to surf the internet when you are out and about?

Calgary Transit is making things a little easier by expanding Wi-Fi service to six downtown C-Train stations.

"The success of public Wi-Fi at our stations at Chinook, Shaganappi Point, City Hall, Centre Street and First Street demonstrates that Calgarians find value in the service," said Doug Morgan, Calgary Transit director.

The expansion includes Third Street, Fourth Street, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Eighth Street and Kerby stations along Seventh Avenue.

The service will appear as ShawGuest on a mobile device. It requires registration and there are data limits per 30-day cycle.

Calgary Transit says wireless hotspots have been popular since the city began adding them in 2014 with roughly 1,200 users per day at the most popular location, City Hall station.

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