It’s now easier than ever to stay connected when you’re traveling through the City of Chicago. Downtown’s Clark and Lake Station recently added free Wi-Fi availability, and it’s also expanding to include the Jackson, Monroe and Washington Blue Line stations.
The mayor and officials with the CTA claim the newly expanded service is fast enough for commuters to download media as you travel. The new Wi-Fi expansion came about due to an upgrade made about three years ago.
Back in 2015, the CTA introduced 4G wireless service as part of a more than $32 million deal that was funded by wireless providers. At the time, Chicago was the largest city in this part of the world to have full 4G service throughout the city’s entire subway system.
4G service currently covers more than 20-miles of CTA Blue Line and Red Line tracks, allowing passengers to keep their signal, even when their train goes underground.