NYC Subway

NYC SubwayGoing underground just got a little less scary; as of Thursday, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority is rolling out Wi-Fi and cell service to 30 stations across the city. Previously, Wi-Fi was available at a handful of stations on the L and C/E lines, but starting today, it can be found at locations like Times Square, Columbus Circle and other stops on the West Side from 18th to 96th street in the from of free, corporate-sponsored Boingo hotspots. For those who want to check some texts as well, there will also be subterranean cell service, though for the moment it is limited to those with AT&T or T-Mobile service, but Verizon and Sprint are on the way. And this is only the beginning. In phase two of the project, Wi-Fi and service will come to queens and midtown by 2014 with the Bronx and the East Side to follow.

Read the full story at Gizmodo.

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