The MTA held a press conference earlier today in Times Square subway, New York. It announced that now 36 NYC subway stations have access to Wi-Fi service. MTA is working on providing wireless networking across its entire transit service and it is gradually expanding its net. The organization expects that it will be able to provide wireless networking in the remaining 241 underground stations in the next four years.
To make this happen, MTA has entered in to partnerships with major cellular networks AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. They’ve also teamed with wireless networking solutions provider, Boingo. A website has been created which contains the entire list of New York’s underground subway stations where Wi-Fi is available. HTC and Boingo have also partnered up themselves to provide free Wi-Fi to subway commuters, all they have to do is sign in on their devices through the sponsored SSID titled FreeWifibyHTCONE. This is a clever marketing ploy by HTC to garner consumer interest in its latest Android flagship smartphone, the HTC One, which faces a tough competition in the market by the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4.