Wi-Fi and Mobile Service Coming to New York Subway Stations

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In a rare occasion of subway-related news that won’t make you groan, Wi-Fi and mobile service will soon be coming to the New York subway system. Transit Wireless LLC, a group of wireless and construction companies working with New York transit on the project, has generated the funding necessary to move forward with the $200 million plan. The installation of “smoke detector-size antennas” will begin in six stations within the next two months, and stations will likely be outfitted with wireless and mobile service capabilities at a rate of ten to fifteen per month. While for the most part this is great news, it does mean that the trusty “Sorry, I was on the subway” excuse for delayed text responses will no longer fly.

New York City Subway Platforms to Go Wireless in Revived Accord [Bloomberg]