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40 NYC subways expand free Wi-Fi service for passengers

An additional 40 subway stations in Manhattan and Queens now have Wi-Fi service and mobile carrier support, with the project expected to end by 2017

Michael Hatamoto | Oct 17, 2014 at 01:48 pm CDT (0 mins, 38 secs reading time)

The subway system in New York City now supports Wi-Fi and mobile carrier coverage for 40 stations located in Manhattan and Queens. An estimated 47 million customers will be able to benefit from the technology boost each month system wide, with distributed antenna systems (DAS) for 3G and 4G cellular support - along with Wi-Fi hotspots - being added.

40 NYC subways expand free Wi-Fi service for passengers | TweakTown.com

There are 76 stations that now support free Wi-Fi and additional mobile coverage for passengers, in an ongoing project. The Wi-Fi expansion is scheduled for completion by 2017, and will support all 277 subway stations, project managers noted.

"Bringing wireless service into our subway system is the latest milestone in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's effort to use technology to improve the service we provide for our customers," said Thomas Prendergast, MTA chairman.

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