Cuomo: Subway Cellphone Coverage, Wi-Fi Installed a Year Early

What to Know

  • Cell service provided by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will be available across the subway system by Jan. 9
  • Wi-Fi has been installed in all underground subways two years ahead of schedule, Gov. Cuomo said
  • Cuomo made the announcement less than a week after the new Second Avenue subway opened

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says cellphone coverage in New York City subway stations will be available a full year ahead of schedule.

The governor announced Thursday that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will be present across all underground stations as of Jan. 9. He says Wi-Fi has also been installed in underground stations a full two years ahead of schedule.

Cuomo says "we are reimagining our subway stations to meet the needs of the next generation."

The effort is part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's $27 billion plan to upgrade subway cars, buses, subway stations and control technology.

On Sunday, three new stations on the Second Avenue line opened to the public.

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