Sprint Service Coming To 277 New York City Subway Routes
"As we build out our new network, adding the vast underground New York City subway system brings a whole new level of connectivity to our customers, whether they're consumers, public safety representatives, first responders or city workers," said Greg O'Connor, vice president of engineering at Sprint. "We look forward to providing an enjoyable connected experience for the 1.65 billion visitors and straphangers who ride the NYC subway annually."
Sprint will soon begin to install their equipment in Transit Wireless' secure Base Station Hotel facilities to bring 3G and 4G LTE service to the 30 stations recently wired in April 2013, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle as well as the initial six in Chelsea, which went online in September 2011. The company will next participate in Phase 2 of the project, which comprises 40 new stations, including Grand Central Station, 34th St. Herald Square and Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan and stations throughout the Borough of Queens. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in early 2014.
Many carriers already support this, and some NYC subway stops even offer Wi-Fi. Is the world a better place when Internet waves even go underground? Of course it is.