Anchors and WiFi aweigh; wireless connectivity hits the low seas

The concept of kicking back and relaxing is becoming as distant as the shoreline for those traversing Delaware Bay aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

The impatient many aboard the ferry's 17-mile jaunt across Delaware Bay (still promoted as a sightseeing trip for tourists) between New Jersey and (surprise!) Delaware no longer have to log off the Internet. The ferries have added WiFi on board and at the terminals, thanks to Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) at Lewes and Sprint (NYSE: S) at Cape May. On board the vessels, which take all of about 45 minutes to make the trip, access is provided via Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T).

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