Free subway Wi-Fi service may be elusive, but its presence is growing. There are currently 67 free Wi-Fi equipped stations throughout the city, with the MTA aiming to beef that presence up to 277 stations by 2017. In the meantime, surveyors at Global Wireless Solutions are busy determining the equipped stations with the best and worst connectivity. A new study pointed to by the Post found that the Q train has the best free Wi-Fi service in the city, and that the N/Q/R stop at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue has the fastest Internet speeds of those 67 connected stations.
On the other end of the spectrum is the E/M station at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue, which has the slowest Internet speeds out of the stations connected to the Internet citywide.
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