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Free 4G wireless is coming to the Blue Line

Free 4G wireless is coming to the Blue Line
Photograph: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons

No more queueing up long reads before heading into the subway.

Free 4G wireless service is coming to the Blue Line stretch from Logan Square to Belmont going toward O'Hare, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday in a press release. Chicagoans with T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will be able to use the service in both the stations and their adjacent tunnels.

This will be the first section of Chicago's subway system to receive underground wireless capability. The remaining sections of the Blue Line and Red Line, which were promised the same treatment earlier this year, will be rolled out in phases. The project should be complete by the end of 2015.

Once completed, Chicago will become the largest city in the U.S. to have full wireless coverage throughout the entirety of its subway.

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