The End of Free Wi-Fi on NYC Buses

The End of Free Wi-Fi on NYC Buses


New York City buses no longer offer free Wi-Fi as the MTA removed that service in mid-January.

Before the disconnect, Wi-Fi had been available on about 75 percent of NYC buses at an estimated cost of $3.3 million annually. The Wi-Fi was disconnected after the realization struck home that only about 2 percent of the daily riders utilize the free Wi-Fi service on any given day. 

Despite pulling the plug on NYC buses' Wi-Fi, the MTA is still moving ahead to make sure that all New York City's subways are fully wired within the next ten years for both Wi-Fi and cellphone usage.

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