MTA Says Subway Trains May Get Wi-Fi, Cellphone Service - NBC New York

MTA Says Subway Trains May Get Wi-Fi, Cellphone Service

Wi-Fi and cellphone service is already available at dozens of underground stations

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    MTA Looks at Bringing Wi-Fi to the Subways

    Transit officials say they're working on a way to satisfy straphangers who don't like being out of touch while on a train. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013)

    The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says New York City subway trains may eventually get cellphone and Wi-Fi service.
     
    MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said Tuesday that Wi-Fi on trains would be "the next frontier."

      Wi-Fi and cellphone service is already available at dozens of underground stations and on above-ground subway lines. Service is scheduled to be available in all underground stations by 2017.
     
    The program is being paid for by technology company Transit Wireless.
     
    Prendergast said the demand for expanded service is being driven by younger riders who expect to be connected wherever they go.
     
    He said there is no target date for Wi-Fi service on trains.

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