TCONNECT Wi-Fi Expands to Seven More Subway Stations in the TTC

TTC Wireless Infrastructure to Expand Rapidly in 2016

(Toronto, ON) March 11, 2016: BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are pleased to announce the expansion of Wi-Fi service to seven additional stations: Dupont on Line 1 Yonge-University, and Keele, Old Mill, High Park, Lansdowne, Ossington and Main Street stations on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth.

BAI Canada has committed to a full rollout of Wi-Fi and cellular infrastructure across the subway system, and plans to bring 24 additional stations online by the end of 2016 – almost doubling the size of the current rollout. The remaining TTC stations will be enabled on the network by mid-2017. A current list of all Wi-Fi enabled stations is available at TCONNECT.ca and on the TTC’s website.

“Wi-Fi coverage continues to be rolled out throughout the subway system with the addition of seven new stations, allowing even more customers to have access to wireless internet service while in the TTC system,” said TTC Chair Josh Colle. “The expansion of free Wi-Fi and cellular service demonstrates the TTC’s commitment to modernization of the system and improving the customer experience.”

Expanded Cellular Rollout:

BAI Canada and WIND Mobile are also increasing the number of stations with cellular connectivity in the TTC subway system. WIND Mobile’s customers will soon have cellular service across five additional stations – Bathurst, Christie, Dupont, Sherbourne and Castle Frank. Since July 2015, WIND Mobile’s customers have had cellular service available in the downtown lower loop, and this brings additional connectivity to the Bloor-Danforth line.
BAI Canada’s cellular infrastructure is built and ready to support all wireless carriers in Toronto.

“The network expansion means we’re keeping more Torontonians connected underground as they make their way across the city’s busiest subway stations,” said Ken Ranger, CEO, BAI Canada. “Riders are going to see the network expansion in a big way this year, and we look forward to finding other ways to provide more connectivity, like extending our cellular offerings and adding new cellular carriers.”

About BAI Canada:

BAI Canada is a subsidiary of Canadian-owned BAI Communications, a leader in wireless communications with global expertise to fund, design, build and operate open access, multi-functional underground transit wireless communications networks, broadcast communications, private radio networks and online communications. BAI Communications Transit Wireless subsidiary is deploying the same system in the New York subway, which hosts AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile service. BAI has also been involved in deploying and maintaining communication networks for some of the most complex subway systems around the world, including Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation.

Media contacts

TTC:       Corporate Communications, 416-981-1900, media@ttc.ca

BAI:        Laura Crochetiere, FleishmanHillard, Office: 416-598-5790, Laura.Crochetiere@fleishman.ca

 

(Photo by Peter J Thompson/National Post)