Viasat to Provide Wi-Fi for 2 Vancouver Ferries
Viasat will provide Wi-Fi for two ferries to Vancouver Island through a new deal with Hullo and the Vancouver Island Ferry Company. Hullo’s new high-speed ferries, Spuhéls and Sthuqi’, recently entered and travel between downtown Vancouver and downtown Nanaimo.
The Wi-Fi service will be free for a limited time. Hullo said it’s uncommon to offer full streaming-level Wi-Fi on a passenger ferry, and will keep passengers connected on the 70-minute ferry, much of which is out of cellular range.
“We take considerable pride in the guest experience we are creating aboard the new Hullo service,” said Alastair Caddick, CEO of Hullo. “And that undoubtedly includes providing an at-home-like Wi-Fi connection with our partners at Viasat. We know how important connectivity is to our guests so they can work, browse, and socialize reliably like they can nearly anywhere else.”