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Every subway station in the city will have free Wi-Fi by the end of the year

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

While the clock is ticking on another high-profile end-of-year deadline for the MTA, the Authority has set a separate ambitious goal for the end of the month.

Governor Cuomo recently announced that all 278 of the city’s underground subway systems will now have free Wi-Fi by the end of the year. The previous deadline to install the wireless service across the system was the end of 2017 so that marks a pretty big change.

“The MTA is absolutely vital to the daily functioning of New York City, but for too long it has failed to meet the region’s growing size and strength,” Cuomo said. “This is about doing more than just repair and maintain — this is thinking bigger and better and building the 21st century transit system New Yorkers deserve. We are modernizing the MTA like never before and improving it for years to come.”

Guess we won’t have to download those Netflix shows after all. 

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