The TTC has confirmed that WiFi will be rolled out at two subway stations by December 2013. Last week we posted a map portraying the limited areas on the subway route where riders could temporarily grab a signal. In that article we made light of delays facing a system-wide roll out of WiFi on station platforms, to which TTC spokesperson Brad Ross responded that the pilot projects at St. George and Bloor/Yonge Stations were still on track. Today he told 680 News that the Commission expects to have the service up and running in roughly two months.
That's pretty exciting news, especially given the fact that Montreal just announced a $50 million project to outfit its Métro with wireless capability on platforms and in tunnels. The TTC will test the systems at these two hub stations before proceeding with a route-wide roll out once BAI Canada (the service provider) has contracts sorted out. No word yet on plans to extend coverage into the tunnels.
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