Three of the big four carriers have already started beaming their cellular signals into the depths of New York City’s subway system as part of the Transit Wireless project. Soon they’ll be joined by Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod), which said on Tuesday it will install its base station gear in the 36 stations Transit currently covers. Transit’s ultimate goal is to bring mobile connectivity to all of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s 277 underground stations by 2016.
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Brooklyn and the Bronx will get Sprint’s new LTE service next week, but the other three boroughs will have to wait. Sprint is now playing catchup to all three of its nationwide competitors.
Hype over T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” event on Tuesday is building. There are no guarantees about what exactly T-Mo will announce tomorrow, but here’s what we expect — and hope — will come out of the NYC press extravaganza.
Thanks to OpenSignal’s crowdsourced testing app, we’re getting an early preview of where T-Mobile’s LTE will go live: Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York City, San Diego, Seattle and the Bay Area.
A GigaOM reader has recorded a sighting of T-Mobile’s elusive LTE network in Astoria, Queens. The network still appears to be deep in testing mode and it certainly wasn’t easy to find.
T-Mobile saved the biggest cities for the end of the year. T-Mobile revealed that it has completed its HSPA+ network upgrade in 14 more cities including metropolises like New York, Boston, and Dallas-Fort Worth. In those cities iPhones can now tap into T-Mo’s 3G network.
A New York man who used Twitter to send fake news reports during Hurricane Sandy is one of the city’s biggest jerks. But should he also face criminal charges?
Paris is following London by starting to provide free wireless access to subway travelers, thanks to a new initiative from WiFi service company GOWEX. With similar moves in New York as well, is this boost in transport connectivity a trend?
AT&T announced on Tuesday it’s extending free Wi-Fi to five more New York parks, part of the plan to bring Wi-Fi to 20 parks spread throughout the five boroughs of New York. Free Wi-Fi isn’t just good will; it’s a helpful tool in relieving cellular networks.