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Amtrak Trackside WiFi RFP introduction

Amtrak Trackside WiFi RFP introduction

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This is the introductory document that summarises the Amtrak RFP for trackside WiFi whose goal is to replace the irregular, unreliable cellular backhaul used by Acela trains in the Northeast Corridor of the United States, with trackside wireless backhaul.
This is the introductory document that summarises the Amtrak RFP for trackside WiFi whose goal is to replace the irregular, unreliable cellular backhaul used by Acela trains in the Northeast Corridor of the United States, with trackside wireless backhaul.

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Confidential
 
Trackside
 
Wireless
 
Broadband
 
Amtrak’s
 
Northeast
 
Corridor
 
Introduction
 
and
 
Background
 
May
 
13,
 
2014
 
Amtrak
 
National
 
Railroad
 
Passenger
 
Corporation
 
60
 
Massachusetts
 
Avenue,
 
N.E.
 
Washington,
 
DC
 
20002
 
 
 
Table
 
of 
 
Contents
 
1
 
Introduction...........................................................................................................................................
 
1
 
1.1
 
Definition
 
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Trackside
 
Wireless
 
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Network
 
.......................................................................
 
1
 
1.2
 
Background
 
on
 
Amtrak
 
..........................................................................................................................
 
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Wi
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......................................................................................................................
 
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The
 
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...............................................................................................................................
 
8
 
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.......................................................................................................................
 
8
 
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.............................................................................................................
 
8
 
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.............................................................................................................
 
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..................................................................................................................
 
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