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Every subway station in the city will have cell service by Monday

By
Will Gleason
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The MTA has been doing a pretty good job of meeting Governor Cuomo’s hard deadlines this year. For the first week, at least.

Transit Wireless, the company that oversees the Wi-Fi and cellular service throughout the city’s subway system, announced today that they’re on track to have cellular connectivity in all NYC stations by Monday, January 8. That’s a full one-year ahead of schedule.

Today’s announcement comes hot on the heels of every station receiving Wi-Fi connectivity by January 1 and the grand New Year’s Day opening of the Second Avenue Subway, a project delayed by a mere century. 

“By bringing Wi-Fi and cell service underground ahead of schedule, we are reimagining our subway stations to meet the needs of the next generation,” Governor Cuomo said. “This will better connect New Yorkers who are on-the-go and build on our vision to reimagine the country’s busiest transportation network for the future. I thank all of our partners.”

So that's one less excuse for not letting someone know you're running late.

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