New Yorkers have been enjoying Wi-Fi at certain subway stations for a while now, but it looks like that same convenience might soon be coming to train cars themselves. According to a new report from NY1, the MTA has been secretly testing Wi-Fi on four cars along the E line to test the feasibility of providing commuters with free internet.
According to NY1, the testing is being done on the “sly,” with no indications to commuters. However, a spokesman for the MTA did confirm the trial to NY1, explaining that the process is still in its very early stages.
Commuters speaking with NY1 seemed excited at the idea of underground Wi-Fi. “I think it’s a wonderful thing because people use cellphones, they use all types of different things to get Wi-Fi,” said one commuter.
“We’re always on our cellphones, we’re always playing music or on Instagram. We like to scroll while we’re on the train. I think it will be useful,” said another.
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