Twitter Canada Sponsors Free TTC Wi-Fi for December, More Stations Online

TTC and BAI Canada have announced free Wi-Fi has now expanded to Sherbourne, Castle Frank, Bathurst and Christie subway stations.

TCONNECT, the ad-based free Wi-Fi service, is being sponsored this month by Twitter Canada. This means those with Twitter accounts will connect automatically to the network, and remain connected for up to 12 hours at a time. Twitter accounts will be required to access the free Wi-Fi network.

Cam Gordon, Senior Communications Manager, Twitter Canada, said in a statement  to “We’re excited to be partnering with the TTC to give its riders access to free Wi-Fi this December. Minutes spent in transit are amongst most popular times that Twitter users hop on our platform, so we look forward to keeping Torontonians productive and entertained while in the subway.”

Over the next 20 years, BAI Canada will maintain the Wi-Fi and cellular network across the subway system as per their long term contract. By the end of summer 2016, 25 additional stations will go online, with a complete rollout slated by 2017. Currently, only WIND Mobile has signed onto the cellular network, as the Big 3 have yet to sign on.