Transit Wireless will likely be granted permission to build the underground networks by the MTA next week. It will pay the city some $47 million in licensing fees and then an additional $150 to $200 million to actually build out the networks. Then, Transit Wireless will permit providers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless to use its system to enable service to their customers in the subway stations. So far, none of the carriers has indicated any interest.
The whole affair is far from a done deal and will take years to complete if voted through.
What do you think? Should NYC allow this to happen, and do you think the wireless carriers will eventually want their service available to NYCers underground? Will it be a nuisance, or a godsend?