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DC Metro Offers Underground Cell Service Systemwide

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Jan 27, 2021, 11:59 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Jan 27, 2021, 12:15 PM

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority today announced the completion of its project to offer cellular service in all 100 miles of underground tunnels and stations in the Washington, D.C. Metrorail system. Passengers can now receive uninterrupted AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon service on their phones throughout their entire journey. The project was mandated in a bill passed by Congress in 2008.

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gloopey1

Jan 27, 2021, 2:09 PM

A Greater Need

I’m glad to hear this project has been completed. However, an even greater need is for cellular companies to offer the ability to connect to satellites, like current SAT phones do. There are still large swaths of the USA where nothing works, except for SAT phones and radios.
That's incredibly difficult, but there are some companies working on that:

https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=22397 »
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