Port Authority approves plan for Wi-Fi in light rail stations

PITTSBURGH — Light rail riders will soon be able to access the internet from smartphones and other electronic devices at several rail stations as part of a plan approved Friday by the Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors.

The agreement allows Comcast to install "hot spots" at seven light rail stations in Station Square, Downtown and the North Shore. There is no cost to Port Authority.

The Wi-Fi service, which is expected to be available by June, will be provided free to Xfinity internet subscribers, who can sign in with their Xfinity user IDs and passwords, and to non-Xfinity subscribers, who can register after accepting terms of use.

Devices are registered once and will automatically connect for all subsequent sessions.

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