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WiFi in subway tunnels between stations
What problem would you like to solve?
When riding the subway between stations, it is not possible to use a cell phone to call or connect to the network.
For example, when riding N line from the 39th street in Brooklyn and all the way to upper Manhattan.
People need to stay connected in the subway for many reasons.
Why is it important to solve? Why is it relevant for the community?
- Safety. If something happens on a train between stations (an assault, a fire, a terrorist act), people are unable to call the police or call for help.
- Safety. Having a WiFi infrastructure along subway lines will allow putting more safety cameras, both on the stations and in the subway train cars.
- Safety. In case of an assault or a terrorist act, people will be able to stream video right from the location, which will provide better assistance to the police. If assaulted, people willbe able to stream a video of the assailant (which may deter some of the cases). If a wanted person is spotted on a train, people will be able to call the police immediately so that the police will take action sooner.
- Work-related. If a train is stalled or delayed, people on the train, who have an appointment or strict time to show up for work, are unable to call to warn about the delay.
- Convenience. Visitors and others will be able to use google map or another app to find their way around the subway system.
- Convenience. Having a WiFi infrastructure along subway lines will allow better tracking the location of the trains, which will allow commuters better plan their rides.
What idea do you have to address the problem?
Have a network of WiFi access points not only on the stations but also in the tunnels along the subway lines. Additionally, having major phone companies place their antennas in the subway tunnels.
Who would that help?
Commuters. Visitors. All subway passengers in general.
What neighborhood would benefit from your idea?
All neighborhoods: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan.
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