Flushing-Main Street Station slated for WiFi integration

Transit Wireless CEO William A. Bayne explained that the program is still in the preliminary stages but looks forward to the rest of the seven-phase rollout.

Forty subway stations in both Queens and Manhattan went online last week with the expansion of Transit Wireless WiFi services.

Now 29 new Queens subway stations – and 11 in Manhattan – will see both cellular and wireless services via providers AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon on mezzanines, platforms and passageways following the completion of Phase I and II of the overhaul.

Through a sponsorship from Royal Caribbean International and a total $300 million revenue sharing plan with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Transit Wireless is on course to put 39 more stations online by the spring of 2015.

The seven-phase project is slated to provide service to all 277 underground stations by 2017.

“The wireless connectivity provided by the four major U.S. carriers is the core of our network and ensures everyone can have connectivity and access as we roll-out stations in Queens and expand coverage underground,” said Transit Wireless CEO William A. Bayne at a press conference inside the Court Square station in Long Island City last week.

New stations include stops along the R line from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills and Grand Central and 34th Street/Herald Square in Manhattan.

Phase III will include the Flushing-Main St. station in Queens, as well as stations in Lower Manhattan, West Harlem and Washington Heights.

Read the full article here: Queens Ledger

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