Graybar employees accepting an award at a 10/16 event announcing the expanded NYC Transit Wireless project. From left: Bob Scaduto, Graybar Network System Specialist, New York; Victor Mariotti, Graybar Outside Sales Representative, Garden City; Jim Hassel, BAI CEO; Chris Jaeger, Transit Wireless Managing Director; Bill Bayne, Transit Wireless CEO and Paul Incalcatera, Graybar Garden City Branch Manager
Graybar was recently named in a Wall Street Journal article regarding the rollout of additional wireless and cellular service at many New York City subway stops. As noted by the article, Graybar Electric Co. supplied fiber-optic cables and other equipment for an expansion of wireless Internet and cellular service in New York City subways.
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At an announcement ceremony last week, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials joined representatives from Graybar and Transit Wireless, the company under contract to install the service, as well as cellular providers and other companies, at the Court Square-23rd Street Station in Queens, which is served by the MTA's E, M, 7 and G lines.
As noted by the WSJ, the expanded rollout of cellular and Internet access at more of the city’s approximately 300 subterranean subway stations, along with the availability of wireless Internet at the stops, marks the latest step to bring one of the world’s largest and oldest mass-transit systems further into the digital age.
Full story:New York Subway Cell Service to Grow (online.wsj.com)