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MTA cuts the cord with free Wi-Fi service over 'low usage'

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has turned off free Wi-Fi service in its buses this month because of low usage.

News 12 Staff

Jan 30, 2023, 1:18 PM

Updated 483 days ago

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has turned off free Wi-Fi service in its buses this month because of low usage.
The service officially went dark on Jan. 14.
Transit officials say out of the 2.34 million bus riders the agency records every weekday, only 33,000 people used the Wi-Fi on an average day. That's about 1.5% on local buses.
The free Wi-Fi was available on 4,266 MTA buses, which is around 75% of the agency's fleet.
MTA officials estimate this cut will save them $3.3 million a year.


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