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5/3/2019



Rail News: Passenger Rail

WMATA adds cellphone service coverage in two-thirds of tunnels


The coverage milestone marks the near completion of underground wireless service in Virginia.
Photo – WMATA

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) earlier this week announced that two-thirds of its tunnels are wired for cellular and data service. 

Following installation work, riders onboard trains between Rosslyn and Van Dorn Street/Eisenhower Avenue now can access cellular service coverage from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. 

This milestone marks the near completion of underground wireless service in Virginia. Only one tunnel segment — between Tysons Corner and Greensboro on the Silver Line — remains without coverage, WMATA officials said in a press release.

Work will continue by the wireless carriers to make adjustments that will enhance the underground wireless network and maximize coverage, they said. 



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