Here’s some good news. There’s now free wifi service in the East Broadway subway station. We headed over there a few minutes ago to check it out. It’s fast! The installation is part of the MTA’s plan to bring wireless to all 277 underground stations throughout its system. A private firm, Transit Wireless, is partnering with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and Royal Caribbean International. The service also allows callers to make 911 calls when necessary.
The SPaCE Block Association advocated for early installation of wireless service as part of the group’s overall campaign to improve the East Broadway station. Although the station was not high on the priority list, State Sen. Daniel Squadron was able to nudge the MTA and to get service activated this year.
h/t Dominic Berg.