Boston Business Journal: AT&T tests new MBTA cell phone service in tunnels

AT&T is testing new MBTA cell phone service in tunnels
By Galen Moore

If you noticed better cell phone service this week while riding the MBTA Green Line underground, you might have been part of an experiment by AT&T (NYSE: T) to improve cellular connections in Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) tunnels.

BostInno reports AT&T has been testing wireless service on the Green and Blue lines. The carrier is considering an agreement with InSite Wireless, the company that provides underground wireless connections on the T.

InSite announced in May it plans to expand wireless coverage throughout the MBTA tunnel system by the end of 2012. At the time, AT&T and T-Mobile announced plans to expand coverage, according to a report.

Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ), which provides cell phone service at four stations downtown, has not discussed any plans to expand or improve its MBTA wireless coverage.


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