Verizon, the biggest cellular provider in the United States, has announced that it will throw its name in the hat to offer New York City customers 3G and LTE voice and data connectivity to 36 Manhattan stations before the year ends. Big Red also plans to bring its speedy data network to 40 more stations throughout Manhattan and Queens, in what the company is calling Phase 2 of the project.
“In addition to the more than $3 billion that we’ve already invested in the Verizon Wireless network regionally, we are now bringing our Verizon Wireless voice and data service to 36 New York City subway stations,” said Patrick Devlin, regional president for Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Wireless is always exploring opportunities to expand our network coverage for our customers no matter where they are – above ground or below. As we continue to support this project with Transit Wireless, we remain committed to delivering superior service and an enhanced customer experience that meets the needs of today’s mobile consumer.”
Soon New Yorkers will be covered throughout all subway stations with the carrier of their choice, all while traveling to work or abroad. This is something that had to be done in light of the freakish flood the city experienced last year.