NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – NJ TRANSIT rail riders might soon be going wireless.
The agency’s board is set to vote Wednesday on an agreement to provide free Wi-Fi on trains and at rail stations.
Cablevision would provide the equipment to allow passengers to surf the Internet, send and receive e-mail and use other applications.
In return, NJ TRANSIT says it will gain dedicated use of fiber optic, copper and wireless transmission lines at no cost to support its operation.
NJ TRANSIT says a recent customer service survey found 67 percent of its passenger use Internet devices to get service information while commuting.
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