Free customer Wi-Fi available this week at all underground Metro stations; work underway for aboveground stations
Wireless voice and data service also available on new portions of the Blue and Silver lines
This release has been updated to indicate that all Metrorail stations will have Wi-Fi by the end of the fiscal year, as opposed to the calendar year.
Metro today announced that free customer Wi-Fi service will be available in all underground stations by tomorrow, June 29. Customers can log-in by selecting the "Metro-Public" network in their device's Wi-Fi settings.
Metro also announced today that the free customer Wi-Fi service, which began as a pilot in August 2016 to provide additional customer amenities in the stations, will now expand to aboveground stations, providing Wi-Fi to all 91 Metrorail stations by June 2019. Metro's Wi-Fi amenity supplements existing cellular service, which is already available at all Metro stations.
"We are always looking for new ways to improve safety and the customer experience on Metro," said Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld. "Providing free Wi-Fi access at all 91 Metrorail stations will help customers stay better connected while they travel."
Also today, Metro joined the nation's leading wireless carriers - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless - to announce the availability of wireless voice and data service in a new tunnel segment on the Blue and Silver lines between the Benning Road tunnel portal and Largo Town Center Station. With this segment, Blue and Silver Line customers can now enjoy uninterrupted wireless access from Metro Center all the way to Largo Town Center.
To date, approximately one-third of Metro tunnels now have commercial service, including the Red Line from Glenmont to Silver Spring and the Orange, Silver and Blue lines from Metro Center to Stadium-Armory. Work is underway to provide full cell service in all tunnel segments.