Traveling by train or subway underground usually meant breaking away from the world for some time. No cellular service. No internet service. In today’s age, so much can happen so quickly that you’ll have no idea until you emerge back above ground and jump right back into the hustle and bustle of the cyber universe. But, the MTA has put an end to that disconnection.
Now, all New York City subway stations have Wifi service provided by Transit Wireless. Transit Wireless invested more than $300 million in the project, which comes at no cost to commuters and taxpayers. All four major phone companies such as Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T provides cellular service to all stations.
The plan, which was put into action about a year ago, said that the entire plan would not be completed until about mid 2018. It turns out that things are a year ahead of schedule, considering the new progress made this week. Early delivery of the service was spurred by Governor Cuomo’s call to accelerate the project and modernize the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the beginning of last year.
Along with the WiFi, about 100 stations across the city have access to cellular service underground.
So now we can stay connected while we travel. Thanks Gov. Cuomo!
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