The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is celebrating 112 years of providing subway service to New Yorkers today! Can you believe that the first subway train rolled out of the Old City Hall station on October 27, 1904? Since then the NYC subway system has revolutionized the way New Yorkers travel around the city! NYC subways have even been a model for transportation in many other cities around the world.
With new advancements in the NYC subway system happening on a daily basis, the subway certainly does not feel its age! More than 200 underground subway stations have been brought into the future with connectivity and by the end of the year all 278 underground subway stations will be connected. While waiting on the platform, commuters can now read the news, check their emails and be on social media, text a friend or co-worker and even catch up on reading!
Take a second on your commute home this evening to think about how much the NYC subway system has changed in its 112 years, then log-on to free Transit Wireless Wi-Fi by using the SSID/network ‘TransitWirelessWiFi’ to come back to the 21st Century!
About Transit Wireless
Transit Wireless has an exclusive contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) to finance, design and build a neutral host distributed antenna system (DAS) network and a Wi-Fi network in the 278 underground stations of the New York City subway system. This is a unique public-private partnership that is being financed entirely by Transit Wireless, not requiring any funding from the transit authority or the tax payer.
In 2011, Transit Wireless connected the first six stations in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Since then, service has expanded to more than 180 stations throughout Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. The project, which by year-end 2015 was already one year ahead of schedule, is now on track to finish nearly two years early. It is projected that all 278 stations will have Wi-Fi connectivity by the end of 2016, with cellular connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon networks to be completed in early 2017.