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Free Wi-Fi on N.Y. subways catching on

Posted on August 9, 2012

NEW YORK CITY — One month in, the free Wi-Fi service being provided in six New York City subway stations is proving popular with commuters. The new service is part of a $200 million plan to provide cellphone and data connectivity services to all 277 underground stations in New York by 2017.

The service, sponsored by Google Offers, is available on train platforms at five stations, all in the Chelsea neighborhood. Customers of T-Mobile and AT&T can also use cellphones in the six stations. Negotiations continue for telecom giants like Verizon and Sprint to join, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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