Though first announced three years ago, the City of New York is finally set to bring mobile phone and Wi-FI service to the city's subway system, according to an article in Bloomberg News. Transit Wireless, which was originally awarded the contract (and is now owned by an Australian mobile company), will soon be installing the first antennas in six stations along 14th
Street at Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Avenues and at 23rd Street and
Eighth Avenue. At these stations, riders will have Wi-Fi access for mobile and laptop devices at the subways platforms, but not in the train cars themselves.
When completed, the project will cost almost $250 million, according to the article.