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Guess what, New Yorkers? Next time you're down in the city and are passing underground, your mobile signal might be a bit stronger. If you're working on Sprint's network, that is. Transit Wireless and Sprint today announced that the companies have finalized their contract to bring Sprint's wireless voice and data service to the state-of-the-art wireless network in the New York City subway system. Sprint has signed on to the full scope of the project – all 277 underground subway stations. Wireless customers of Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile can expect to begin receiving coverage underground... Read more...
New York City's subway system is certainly a boon for locals and tourists alike, and while it's old and oftentimes late, the network of stops is impressive. But, there's one complaint that has grown more and more direct as the digital world has grown: there's, like, no signal down there. Exiting the street and heading down into an NYC subway station means that your phone signal is all but dead, and local government has been working to fix that. This week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that 30 additional subway stations now have wireless voice and data communication capability allowing... Read more...
Thanks to an agreement between Boingo and Transit Wireless, New York Subway Stations will be getting underground Internet access over the next five years. Once the rollout is complete, New York City's subway riders will be able to connect to the Internet from their smartphone, eReader, tablet, and other wireless devices while waiting for a train. The service will be available at stations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. To use the one-click Wi-Fi access, you'll need a Boingo account or an account with one of Boingo's Wi-Fi roaming partners which include Skype, Sprint, T-Mobile,... Read more...
Last year SF's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) began talks with startup Wi-Fi Rail, Inc. to provide system-wide wi-fi service, after successfully running three phases of trials. It's taken more than six months, but on Friday a 20-year deal between the two was announced. Tests on the BART line were run on 2.2 miles of Hayward track and in the four downtown SF stations (Embarcadero, Montgomery St., Powell St., and Civic Center). According to Wi-Fi Rail, trains moving at over 81 MPH were able to achieve upload and download speeds in excess of 15Mbps. Cooper Lee, CEO of Wi-Fi Rail, Inc. said: "We are... Read more...