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'Subwaypocalypse' overshadows underground Wi-Fi launch

Some commuters wondered how the MTA could get Wi-Fi underground, but not prevent more delays.

Starting Monday, New York City subway riders received an early gift: cell service and Wi-Fi coverage at all underground stations. The MTA's highly-touted cellphone launch is one year ahead of schedule, while its Wi-Fi installation was completed two years early.

But serious delays for this morning's commute overshadowed that sizable achievement, prompting many to turn to Twitter — without dipping into their data plans — to voice their complaints.

Some questionedGov. Andrew Cuomo and the MTA's priorities in installing the Wi-Fi service, while train service remains "lousy."


Others saw the irony in being able to tweet about delayed trains.


Even conductors got in on the fun, seemingly trying to lighten up a dismal situation.


But most people were just frustrated. The MTA told riders melting snow was causing most of the intense rush-hour delays. Commuters weren't impressed.


To be fair, some straphangers were happy about the Wi-Fi intallation, and voiced their joy on Twitter.


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