BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have announced a milestone: all underground subways stations now have free ad-supported Wi-Fi, as the TCONNECT network rollout is complete.
The TCONNECT Wi-Fi network has roughly 130,000 logins per day from 90,000 unique devices, with users consuming over 9 terabytes of data per month. The busiest station is Bloor-Yonge and the busiest day is Thursday.
In regards to cellular coverage, BAI told iPhone in Canada via email 53 TTC subway stations have cell network coverage for Freedom Mobile customers, with a full completion of their cellular platform slated for the end of 2017.
While Freedom Mobile is the only carrier part of BAI Canada’s cellular network, the company said it “remains committed to working with the TTC and the other carriers to bring them onto this great service and help their customers stay connected throughout their transit journey.”
Rogers, Telus and Bell so far have held out from BAI Canada’s cellular network. No word if and when Canadian customers of the Big 3 will see their carrier join the network–and pay for access. It didn’t happen in Montreal and it doesn’t look like it will happen in Toronto.