36 New York City subway stations to get Verizon service later this year

36 New York City subway stations to get Verizon service later this year
Soon, large rats and the homeless won't be the only things hanging around New York City subway stations 24 hours a day. Verizon has come to terms with Transit Wireless to bring Big Red's 3G and 4G LTE service to 76 Big Apple subway stations with 36 locations expected to be up and running later this year. Over the next few weeks, Big Red will start installing equipment in Transit Wireless' secure Base Station Hotel facilities. These 36 stations are already online.

Once the first phase is completed, Verizon and Transit Wireless will then turn their attention to adding cell service to 40 stations including 34th street Herald Square and Grand Central Station. This phase will include subway stations throughout the borough of Queens, and will be up and running in early 2014. Unlike the first 36 stations, these subway stops are not yet connected online, making it a bigger job for Transit Wireless and Verizon.

source: Verizon via Engadget


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