Go-Ahead Announces Friendly WiFi Certification

Go-Ahead Group has achieved ‘Friendly WiFi’ certification for the passenger Internet services offered across its fleets of buses and trains. 

Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest public transport operators, and is committed to providing safe, free Internet access for passengers travelling on any of its vehicles across the country.

Friendly WiFi is a government-initiated safe certification standard. The Friendly WiFi certification signposts that the Internet services accessed through Go-Ahead’s onboard WiFi are family friendly and suitable for passengers of all ages. Each vehicle’s onboard network will filter out inappropriate content, including indecent images and advertisements, providing confidence to parents that the service is safe for children to use.

Katy Taylor, the Group’s Commercial and Customer Director said: “More and more of our customers  rely on the free WiFi we provide to be able to stay connected – with news alerts, social media and messages. We know how important it is to stay connected for people of all ages, especially on the go. We’re very proud to be Friendly WiFi certified, providing further reassurance to parents and to all of our customers that children can browse safely online while they’re out and about.”

John Carr – Secretary of the UK’s Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) said: “The Friendly Wi-Fi symbol was designed to help children, young people and adults recognise a service that assures them that the public Wi-Fi that they are accessing is filtered and safe. To parents, the symbol not only gives them confidence that the Wi-Fi is filtered and independently certified, but that the Wi-Fi that meets minimum standards goes a long way to ensuring no-one is unsafe or uncomfortable as they travel.”

To find out about Icomera’s involvement with Friendly Wi-Fi click here: https://www.icomera.com/friendly-wifi/