April 25, 2013
Allows users to make and receive cell phone calls, send text messages, stream music and play online mobile games. It also enables security services such as E911 that allow dispatchers to know when a call is being placed from an underground platform and the forthcoming Help Point Intercom system.
July 18, 2011
Light rail vehicles are equipped with a mobile router delivering wireless Internet connectivity over the 4G network, supporting significantly higher speeds. The system also is capable of delivering advertising, conducting passenger surveys and collecting usage statistics.
June 15, 2009
Schumer said the technology to wire the system is readily available and asked the MTA to fast track the pilot projects and the Request for Proposal and approval process saying that if the MTA acts fast, the project may be eligible for federal funding passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
June 11, 2009
Installation and testing of AT&T's base equipment - comprised of amplifiers, transmitters and receivers - within the subway will take place over the next several months.
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