- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Public transit officials in Chicago say workers have completed installation of 4G wireless service on the city’s subway system.

The Chicago Transit Authority announced the milestone Tuesday. It means people traveling along the 22 miles of subway stations and tunnels on the Blue and Red lines now have upgraded wireless coverage to stream data on their mobile devices.

Four major cellphone providers funded the $32.5 million project in a deal with the city.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the project makes Chicago the largest city in North America to have 4G wireless coverage across its subway system. The mayor’s office says the design and installation of the system created about 50 jobs.


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