NEW YORK (PIX11) — The bus system in New York City is now a little less connected.
The MTA turned off free Wi-Fi on buses on Jan. 14, an agency spokesperson confirmed Sunday. Wi-Fi had been available on about 75 percent of the agency’s fleet.
The transit agency cut off the Wi-Fi because of low-usage levels, Gothamist reported. Only about 2 percent of the daily riders used the Wi-Fi each day.
The change will save the MTA an estimated $3.3 million a year, a spokesperson said.
While the MTA has ended Wi-Fi service on buses, the agency also has plans in place to have New York City’s subway system fully wired for Wi-Fi and cellphone within about 10 years