Gov. Lamont announces 5G wireless technology coming to Metro-NorthPosted: Updated:
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday the expansion of high-speed internet access along the Metro-North New Haven line thanks to a partnership with AT&T.
Politicians say that the No. 1 commuter complaint has been spotty service on their train rides. In the next year and a half, that will change.
Right now, 5G capabilities are already available on the New Haven line from Greenwich to Bridgeport. Officials are working to expand high-speed mobile internet from New Haven to the state line.
Commuters will have a dedicated signal that will work even through tunnels. This multimillion-dollar project is not using any taxpayer dollars -- it's all funded by AT&T.
Lamont says the 5G capabilities on the trains is a great economic driver for the state.
"This is a way that you bring Connecticut's economy back to life. Speeding up the transportation, speeding up the internet access, being able to do everything from a rail car that you can do from your office," said Lamont.
A handful of protesters tried to derail the announcement by saying the radio frequency is dangerous. AT&T says it adheres to all the FCC exposure guidelines.
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