New York to Add Wi-Fi and Phone Service to Additional Subway Stations
New York City transit officials said Tuesday that they would be adding mobile phone and Wi-Fi service to additional locations in the coming months.
The city will add service to 40 underground subway stops, with 11 in Manhattan and 29 in Queens. There are already 36 stations in Manhattan that have service. The story was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
The Wi-Fi service will be free. Royal Caribbean Cruises would be the initial sponsor, the Journal article said.
Last September, MTA chairman Thomas F. Prendergast said that the agency hopes to add Wi-Fi and possibly even cell phone reception to New York City subway cars, although he said there were no immediate plans to do so.
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