More than three years after cellular service became available in parts of the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway, only customers of smaller provider Freedom Mobile can use the service.
BAI Communications Canada won a contract to build the network for the country’s biggest underground transit system and says so far, only Freedom, which is owned by Shaw Communications Inc., has negotiated access for its customers.
None of the dominant wireless carriers – Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. – have signed on to give their subscribers service on the subway, which carries about 700,000 passengers on average each weekday, according to the TTC.
Toronto commuters want to stay connected. TTC subway riders want to be able to talk, text and email on their commute. The network infrastructure is in place, but can you connect? In this article, Christine Dobby, Telecom Reporter, Globe and Mail takes a closer look at Toronto’s subway and the connected commute. You can read the full article here.