Brightline has announced it will be the first passenger rail service in the world to offer Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency broadband service.
Brightline has partnered with Starlink, which is engineered and operated by SpaceX, to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and sustainability paired with cutting edge technology, which it anticipates will set the stage for better connected passenger rail services around the world.
Starlink’s internet connectivity will be available on Brightline’s fleet of trains servicing South Florida between Miami and West Palm Beach. The service will also soon include the new five-train fleet to service Orlando this summer – for a total of 10 trains between South and Central Florida. Starlink internet will be complimentary for all Brightline guests.
“Brightline will be the first train sets in the world to use the Starlink system. This really speaks to what we represent – an innovative passenger rail provider paving the way for high-speed rail in the U.S.,” said Kevin T. McAuliffe, chief technology & digital innovation officer at Brightline, in a press statement. “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.”
Brightline to Lead the Way in Passenger Connectivity
Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency internet to users all over the world and is made possible via the world’s largest constellation of highly advanced satellites operating in a low orbit around the Earth. Starlink has already provided internet services to residences, businesses, and transportation providers in the aviation and marine industries, with Hawaiian Airlines, Royal Caribbean Group, and Carnival Corporation among its customers. Brightline will be its first venture into the railroad and passenger rail industry.
“As the first rail service in the world to adopt Starlink, Brightline continues to lead the way in the industry,” said Jonathan Hofeller, vice president of Starlink commercial sales at SpaceX, in a press statement. “We’re excited to work with Brightline and provide Starlink to their entire fleet, which will enable all of Brightline’s passengers to access high-speed, low-latency internet that is critical in our modern age – whether you’re finishing up work during your commute, staying connected with friends and family, or simply streaming a movie.”
Brightline recently announced the unveiling of its Orlando Station with ticket sales launching in May. Reaching top speeds of 125 mph, Brightline will open its Orlando Station this summer connecting major city pairs including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Miami.
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