Eurostar blames Covid-19 for premium seat only wi-fi

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Eurostar blames Covid-19 for premium seat only wi-fi

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Eurostar has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for its resolution to take away free wi-fi from commonplace class carriages, however maintain it within the premium seats.

It was responding to a buyer tweet which queried the change.

A spokesman instructed the BBC the transfer had been momentary and wi-fi had now been restored all through trains.

He didn’t clarify how Covid-19 had affected offering wi-fi from a track-side community to plain seats.

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Mark Jackson, founding father of the web service supplier web site ISPreview, mentioned the decision to restrict it to premium seats because of the pandemic made “about as a lot sense as dancing bare on lava”.

The wi-fi is supplied by a track-side community of cell broadband cells and it was unclear how further security measures launched because of coronavirus would influence its supply to plain seats, he added.

Eurostar mentioned in a press release: “Following an unprecedented fall in demand throughout the journey trade, we made some momentary modifications to simplify our enterprise. This included the wi-fi connectivity supplied on board.

“We’re happy to say that wi-fi is now accessible on board and is free all through all courses of service.”

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