The days of boredom while waiting for your subway are over! As of January 1, 2017, all 279 New York City subway stations will offer free Wifi to it's passengers. Transit Wireless, the Internet company responsible for the newly-accessible network, partnered with Metropolitan Transit Authority in 2010 in order to provide Internet for their annual 2.6 billion passengers. All you have to do to connect to a network is to simply enter a station and connect to TransitWirelessWiFi for one hour of free service as you travel from station to station. After the hour is up, you can easily sign in again for another hour of free service. It has taken approximately five years to complete the roll out of the service. Cellular coverage is expected to take place in the next year as well. 2017 also promises to be the year that New York City subway riders can complete a mobile stock trade, or shop online while waiting for their subway car to arrive at the station.
NYC's commuters we're very happy with this change!
TransitWireless wifi was the best thing that happened in 2016 and I cannot wait to see how they expand in the new year :)— Alise Navidad (@fatlise) December 21, 2016
So #blessed to have wifi in this subway station so I can tell you I got scared of a floating black plastic bag that looked like a bat— heidi is not ok (@heidivanderlee) December 22, 2016
I see everyone is enjoying the wifi now available at every NYC subway station 👀— Leslie Richin (@LeslieRichin) January 3, 2017
FINALLY.....Public Wifi in all NYC subway stations!!!! https://t.co/O09ivrcaUz— James Bogan (@JamesBogan1) January 2, 2017
WiFi is now working throughout NYC subway stations. End of an era of quiet and undistracted commuting.— Edward Champion (@drmabuse) December 31, 2016
YASSSSSS!!!— Lisa || AlphaVert (@Lisa03755) December 31, 2016
All NYC subway stations will have wifi by tomorrow???
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