The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced two more metro stations have gained cellular connectivity, as Cadillac and Assomption have gone online.
According to the STM, these two stations are now connected to 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks.
“More than ever, you can use the tools to facilitate your travels and stay informed on the status of the service!” explained the STM on Twitter, which has a goal of connecting all stations by 2020.
When asked about Lionel-Groulx towards Angrignon on Twitter, the STM replied, “Efforts are focus on making the mobile network available in stations and tunnels between Cadillac and Honoré-Beaugrand, and then from Lionel-Groulx to Angrignon. Ultimately, in 2020, mobile coverage will be available throughout the métro system!”
The STM in its FAQ says they do not plan to offer Wi-Fi, but only cellular connectivity. The STM connectivity project debuted in 2014, with a $50 million investment split equally by Rogers, Telus, Bell and Videotron, to connect 71km of tracks and 68 subway stations. Previously, American company Extenet had the cellular connectivity contract with the STM, but the Big 3 and Videotron did not join, causing the Chicago-based company to give up the network.