All 277 New York City subway stations to offer Wi-Fi connectivity by the end of the year
posted by Alan F. / Jan 09, 2016, 1:48 PM
The MTA is also planning on adding USB ports to stations, buses and subway trains to allow New Yorkers to charge up their mobile devices while on the go. 200 subway cars will have a USB port added this year, with another 400 coming in 2017. 1500 buses will offer Wi-Fi and USB ports by 2018.
Currently, 140 subway stations are hooked up to cellular and Wi-Fi signals. All 277 will have Wi-Fi connectivity by the end of 2016. All subway stations will have cellular service by early 2017.
source: MTA via Engadget
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Great news! At least for those who actually desire to be in that cesspool that some consider a city.
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 2:29 PM 3
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A lot of people are hungry in the states yet they prioritize this free wifi. Just like NASA, investing billions of dollars, just to find another planet that we can't go.
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 6:59 PM 1
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@Techperson221 +1 on The NASA! I think NASA is for 'BRAGGING RIGHT' purposes only. In American accent: "Yeah, I got to the damn moon earlier than those Ru$k!e$" Now, whether they actually reached moon is another debate for another time... G'Day!
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 10:40 PM 0
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Any mention if this will be free wi-fi?
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 3:13 PM 1
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It's completely free, you just view an ad (though even then it's not all the time when signing in). In a lot of the stations I've used the wifi in it's actually quite fast and reliable. With the promise of it being by the end of the year... they said the same thing last year and hit a snag. So far some major lines are still without any kind of service, be it cellular or wifi (L train, parts of the A/C lines and there are total dead zones along the B/Q lines in Brooklyn).
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 7:37 PM 0
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I live in New York, and really, having WiFi on the subway is seriously convenient
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 10:19 PM 0
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