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All STM metro stations now have 4G mobile coverage

All STM metro stations now have 4G mobile coverage
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"A visionary and generous initiative that promises to raise our city’s profile"

Great news for those who travel by metro.

The STM, along with network partners Telus, Bell, Rogers and Videotron have announced the metro is now fully connected to 4G LTE mobile networks.

That’s right— all 68 stations and 71 km of tunnels are now connected to the internet!

The $50-million project, which was launched in 2013, was equally funded by all four partners and finally completed Thursday at Angrignon station on the green line.

“I’m very proud to see this innovative, visionary project being completed today for the benefit of the STM and its customers,” said Michel Lafrance, General Manager of STM subsidiary Transgesco s.e.c., a limited partnership, in a statement. “With its unique funding model, the partnership between Bell, Rogers, Telus and Vidéotron is the envy of transit corporations around the world.”

The STM is now Canada's largest indoor digital network and longest underground wireless network offering LTE download speeds of up to 275 Mbps, which is comparable to what passengers might get at home.

“This public transit achievement reflects our ongoing commitment to building stronger, better-connected communities in Montreal and across the country,” said Telus executive vice-president Francois Gratton.  

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