Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Service to be Available at all New York City Subway Stations Starting Monday

By Paul Riegler on 7 January 2017
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One of New York's newest subway stations.

One of New York’s newest subway stations.

Hot on the heels of the opening of the long-delayed Second Avenue Subway, New York City will soon offer mobile phone and Wi-Fi service at all subway stations in the city.

The installation of Wi-Fi service at all 279 subway stations was actually completed late last year. In a statement issued Thursday, the MTA said that subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless will have full voice and data coverage at all underground stations starting January 9.

The project is actually a year ahead of schedule, which may in part make up for the close to 100-year delay in the completion of the first leg of the Second Avenue Subway, where service was inaugurated on January 1.

“By bringing Wi-Fi and cell service underground ahead of schedule, we are reimagining our subway stations to meet the needs of the next generation,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a statement.

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