New Mexico – Ahead of the start of free wireless Internet service, Rail Runner officials have asked about 25 volunteers to test the service over a 30-day period on the train.
Officials say the test run lets users check out capabilities, and it allows the train staff to see if the system is adequately serving passengers.
Participants will be asked to send e-mails, surf the internet and log their results.
Rail Runner officials have no immediate estimate on when the service might be expanded to all passengers, but the test is expected to be conducted over the next month.
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