Carey Houston adds wireless

Carey Houston is installing wireless internet equipment in its entire fleet of vehicles. All Carey Houston customers will now be able to access the Internet during trips through either a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.

“This value-added service will be offered in all of our vehicles for no additional charge” said Thomas Nielsen , Carey Houston, General Manager. “We have been testing a variety of equipment and service providers for a period of time and feel we have selected the best possible combination to provide quality, speed and dependability to our customers” added Nielsen. “The response from the business executives and VIPs that make up the majority of our customers has been extremely positive. More than almost any other tool available to business travelers, this service makes their time in the vehicle more productive” Nielsen continued. The wireless service complements the “mobile office” capabilities found in all signature Carey Town Cars: a writing desk, cell phone, 110 volt outlet, satellite radio and extra power points.

To provide customers with the in-car Internet service, Carey uses mobile cellular routers designed by WAAV, of Cambridge, MA. With WAAV routers, users are able to create their own mobile Wi-Fi hotspots at broadband speeds wherever they are, instead of depending on hotspots from “brick and mortar” locations such as airports, cafés or hotels.

Commenting on the new service, Gary Kessler, President and CEO of Carey said, “As one of Carey’s premier franchises, Carey Houston has twenty-five years of team experience helping Carey grow to become the leading global provider of chauffeured services. Innovation and client service initiatives such as Carey Houston’s decision to make its Houston fleet WiFi-capable are the heart of our continued success.”