Best and Worst Subway Lines for Internet Service Ranked

While some of the city’s trains are slow, some have even slower Wi-Fi connections. And now there’s a definitive ranking of which subway lines have the best and worst signals.

The Q line has the best overall data performance, followed by the B, R, N and A lines, according to a study of 67 stations by mobile testing firm Global Wireless Solutions.

The worst lines for internet service are the 5, 4, Z, J and 6, the study says.

Straphangers traveling between midtown and lower Manhattan on the N/Q/R lines are the most likely to have a solid internet connection throughout their trip. North of 57th Street, uptown riders will have the best luck getting a steady signal on the B or A lines.

Uptown riders on the 4/5/6 lines will need to pack alternate forms of entertainment – they’re ranked in the five worst-performing lines overall.

The MTA plans to bring Wi-Fi to all 279 stations by 2017.

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