BROOKLYN — The MTA promised New Yorkers all 278 underground subway stations would have free, public Wi-Fi by New Year’s Day.
Certainly, many stations got the signal. In the days before the deadline, lots of straphangers noticed the increased connectivity, especially on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines in central Brooklyn, DNAinfo New York reported.
But it’s unclear exactly how many stations came online over the weekend or if the MTA met its deadline for all 278. The website for Transit Wireless, the company hired by the MTA to build out the subway Wi-Fi that tracks connectivity, showed only a handful of stations for each line as of Tuesday.
When asked about the status of the Transit Wireless project on Tuesday afternoon, an MTA spokesman could not say whether all 278 stations were connected.
The public Wi-Fi project began in 2014 with stations in Queens and Midtown, followed by the Upper East Side and the Bronx. By early December, more than 250 stations had Wi-Fi through the program, according to reporting by amNewYork.