Speedify Makes Amtrak Wifi Faster, Safer, and More Reliable

Speedify Optimizes and Secures Your Connections for Better Internet on the Train

Speedify Optimizes and Secures Your Connections for Better Internet on the Train


If you regularly commute on Amtrak you already know how slow and unreliable the complimentary wifi can be. But no matter if you’re riding the train for business or pleasure, there’s nothing worse than losing work or getting constantly interrupted because of flaky Internet access.

With Speedify, you can combine multiple Internet connections for faster uploads and downloads, uninterrupted web browsing, and smoother streaming video – even on the train!

How we Tested Speedify on Amtrak

New York City to Philadelphia, 2 external network adapters, one laptop

Connection performance on the Amtrak – when used separately

We used the following connections:

  1. The laptop’s built-in WiFi card, connected to the Amtrak WiFi network;
  2. A Verizon LTE MiFi, tethered via USB;
  3. A CLEAR USB WiMAX card.

The laptop ran a speed test every two minutes to check the connectivity and bandwidth of the various links. Here’s what we got:

Connection Average Speed (while connected) Reliability (>0 Kbps) Good Internet (>2 Mbps) # of times offline
Amtrak Wifi 2.583 Mbps 94.12% 67.65% 2
Verizon Mifi 3.875 Mbps 85.29% 70.59% 5
Clear WiMax 4.700 Mbps 61.76% 47.06% 13

Connection performance on the Amtrak when combined using Speedify

Amtrak riders want to stay online with a connection reliable enough to get some work done. This is where Speedify comes in: our bonding VPN service gives users the power to combine two or more Internet connections at once. With Speedify bonding VPN, the Amtrak WiFi and Verizon LTE, we never lost connectivitythat’s 100% uptime!  We even had at least 2 Mbps throughput for 85% of the trip.

The chart below plots the speeds of the Verizon, Amtrak and combined connections (Speedify). Because we wanted to see places where the speed is LESS than 2 Mbps, we capped all the speeds at 2 Mbps, so the failures will be clearer:

Bandwidth of each connection, and combined connection, capped at our 2 Mbps goal.

Connection Reliability (>0 Kbps) Good Internet (>2 Mbps) # of times kicked offline
Amtrak Wifi 94.12% 67.65% 2
Verizon Mifi 85.29% 70.59% 5
Speedify (Amtrak + Verizon) 100% 85.29% 0
Failover Diagram

Don't Let Amtrak's Bad WiFi Slow You Down

With Speedify, you can utilize all available Internet connections for the best performance no matter where you are or what device you’re on.

How it Works

Speedify is a next generation VPN that allows you to combine multiple Internet connections and use them simultaneously for faster, more secure, and more reliable Internet.

Not only will you enjoy the combined speed of all your connections, but if one of them disappears or disconnects Speedify will instantly and seamlessly shift your web traffic to the other working connection(s) without skipping a beat – preventing minor connection problems from majorly affecting your work OR pleasure!

The Perfect Answer to Unreliable Amtrak Wifi.

With Speedify running on your mobile phone, you can connect to the Amtrak wifi AND your phone’s cellular network. The software works in the background to continuously optimize your connections for the best possible performance while using state-of-the-art encryption to keep your personal data secure.

So, instead of trying to push everything through a spotty wifi connection on the train, Speedify only sends and receives data that the wifi connection can handle. It then sends everything else through your cell signal.

Related Features

Redundant Mode

Ensures maximum reliability by redundantly sending your data across all connections.
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Automatic Failover

Speedify seamlessly traverses networks keeping you online even if you get disconnected from an Internet connection.
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Packet Loss & Error Correction

Speedify uses a variety of techniques to fix lost and corrupted packets before they slow you down.
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