Verizon Now Available to New Yorkers in the Subway
Transit Wireless today announced the addition of Verizon Wireless to its underground cellular network in the New York City subway system. Verizon's 3G voice and LTE 4G services are available at 35 different subway stations in Manhattan, from 23rd St. to 96th St, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center, and Columbus Circle. With Verizon on board, Transit Wireless, the company behind the underground network, announced that it is starting phase two of its project, which will bring cellular access to subway stations throughout Queens. AT&T and T-Mobile are already available via Transit Wireless. Sprint is expected to become available from Transit this year.
NYC Reaches Full Cellular Coverage In All Subway Stations
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that by January 9th, all underground subway stations in New York City will have cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. The system was built and is maintained by Transit Wireless, which confirmed to Phone Scoop that this milestone includes all four major wireless carriers, at all covered stations.
Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions
Apple today announced that Apple Maps in iOS 9 will support transit information and directions. The update supports multi-modal trips, including walking, subway, and ferry segments.
Transit Wireless to Start Phase 3 of NYC Subway Project
Transit Wireless and the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority today said more New York City residents will gain access to cellular service when using the subway. To start, Transit Wireless has completed Phase 2 of the project, which means 11 new stations in Manhattan and 29 stations in Queens are now connected with cellular and Wi-Fi service.
Transit Wireless Brings Service to 20 Stations In the Bronx
Transit Wireless today said it has completed Phase 4 of its project to bring cellular and WiFi service to subway stations across New York City. Phase 4 adds coverage to 20 stations in the Bronx, as well as 17 stations in Manhattan.
Chicago to Install LTE 4G Throughout Subway System
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced an initiative along with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless that will see the city's subway system upgraded with LTE 4G. The City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority have agreed to fund the project with $32.5 million.