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Brightline to offer SpaceX’s Starlink Wi-Fi aboard its trains

ORLANDO, Fla. — Brightline and SpaceX will collaborate to have better Wi-Fi on board.

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The two companies announced the partnership this week, offering free Starlink internet for Brightline guests.

According to a news release, this is the first passenger rail service in the world to have Starlink’s high-speed service as part of the travel experience.

Starlink has already worked with other aviation and marine industries like Hawaiian Airlines, Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corporation.

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Kevin McAuliffe, chief technology & digital innovation officer at Brightline, said this project represents their commitment to innovation.

“Brightline is working with some of the best tech teams around the globe, and our partnership with Starlink will elevate our brand to the stars,” he said.

Starlink receives internet connectivity from SpaceX’s launched satellites that orbit the Earth.

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Brightline said that Starlink’s low latency, or the short time that a network will respond to a request, means that passengers will have a better connection to stream, make video calls or enjoy online games.

Starlink is available on trains from South Florida, including Miami and West Palm Beach.

Brightfive will add five new trains to service Orlando this summer, and ticket sales will start in May for its Orlando station.

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