New York's Upper West Side Subway Stations to Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service
9 months ago
Can you hear me now?
Upper West Side subway riders will be well-connected by the end of 2012 when stations begin offering Wi-Fi and cell service. The area is the first on the MTAs seven-phase project in collaboration with Transit Wireless. A pilot program was already launched at the L train stops at 14th Street and Sixth and Eighth Avenues, the A/C/E and 1/2/3 stops at 14th Street, and the C/E station at 23rd and Eighth Avenue. Now, by early December, the company will outfit the 1/2/3 and B/C lines between 59th Street and 96th Street with wireless access. Transit Wireless is in the midst of negotiating contracts with phone and data carriers. T Mobile, AT&T and Boingo WiFi have already made commitment, and advanced negotiations are open with Sprint, Verizon and MetroPCS. "NYPD advises that if you see something, say something. Right now, if you see something below ground there’s no way to say something. [Also,] if you’re running behind schedule you can call your office, call your home," said Transit Wireless CEO Bill Bayne. (DNA Info)