AT&T, Boingo and T-Mobile to expand wireless service to 30 Big Apple subway stations

AT&T, Boingo and T-Mobile to expand wireless service to 30 Big Apple subway stations
With AT&T, Boingo and T-Mobile currently providing wireless service to six MTA subway stations serving Manhattan's Chelsea area, the trio has agreed to extend their service to 30 more subway stations. Transit Wireless has expanded its deal with three wireless operators to include high traffic subway stations in Times Square, Columbus Circle and Rockefeller Center. The 30 new stations are expected to be in operation by the first quarter of 2013. Originally, the infrastructure at the new stations was scheduled to be finished earlier, but the damage left by Hurricane Sandy forced the MTA to divert resources to other stations. The Chelsea locations, which went offline during the storm, were back in business once power was restored to the sites.

Transit Wireless is the company that has the responsibility to provide cellular service for subway riders and plans on eventually offering cell service at all subway stations and for all subway stations in the Big Apple. The company is neutral and is attempting to get as many wireless carriers as possible to join the current trio in serving the 1.6 billion that ride the subway every year. The current service in Chelsea launched in September of 2011, with service provided by AT&T and T-Mobile.

source: Engadget


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