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Wi-Fi on New York commuter trains coming

Excerpt from FierceWireless

May 11, 2013 9:40 am

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The mind-numbing commuter rides to New York area suburbs will at least get bit less boring, though hard to see much laptop usage space on these packed trains, more mobile and tablet.

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Four years after pitching the idea of installing Wi-Fi on trains used by commuters in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Cablevision says MSO is closer to making it a reality.

Tad Smith, Cablevision’s president of local media is helping Cablevision reach agreements with New Jersey Transit and MTA, which runs the Long Island Railroad and Metro North…Cablevision has installed more than 80,000 Wi-Fi access points throughout its footprint, including train stations.

From CVC conference call:

WiFi on the trains is complicated. But not withstanding that, we are in active, productive, very positive conversations with the trains. And I had sort of hoped we’d get something by this call, but I am optimistic for the future.

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