Of 37 votes cast 21 voters thought that WiFi on board would benefit longer distance travellers the most, 14 thought it was a waste of money that could be better spent elsewhere, and only 2 thought on board WiFi suits the short hop passenger most.
I deliberately didn't vote in the poll, but if I had I would have voted with the waste of money. But then I'm a grumpy old sod and would like to see blanket bans on anything that makes a noise on buses and trains apart from phonecalls. Noisy earphones drive me up the wall and the inconsiderate people who blast music through them should be made to walk!! The only advantage I can see from Town routes getting WiFi first is that by time it's rolled out to the country routes all the teething troubles with the system should have been ironed out.
I would just like to put something else into the melting pot for you all to mull over. First Ipswich depot has 47 vehicles. If they are all fitted with WiFi - which I assume is the intention then the first year will cost £75,200, and subsequent years £18,800. How many extra evening journeys on country routes would that money pay for? I guess I'd rather see more services provided than gimmicks like WiFi. As I keep saying till I'm blue in the face you won't get extra passengers on buses if they can't get home again at a time that suits them regardless of what on-board facilities you have to offer.