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Here are the best and worst subway stations in Manhattan to surf the web

Victor Simoni talks on his cell phone on

Victor Simoni talks on his cell phone on a subway platform in the Sixth Avenue station of the L line on September 27, 2011. Photo Credit: Getty / AFP / Steve Honda

Anyone who has tried to use wireless on their mobile devices at the city's subway stations knows it can be wildly inconsistent if it exists at all. Virginia-based Global Wireless Solutions, a self-described "independent benchmarking solutions vendor for the wireless industry," has released the results of a new survey of wireless servcie -- both WiFi and data over cellular networks -- in  Manhattan's stations. 


The best stations for wireless

1. Fifth Ave / 59th St, N/Q/R

2. Fifth Ave / 53rd St, E/M

3. 86th St, 1/2

4. 23rd St, 1/2

5. 49th st, N/Q/R

6. 86th st, A/B/C

7. 50th St, A/C/E

8. 18th St, 1/2

9. 7th St - Seventh Ave, N/Q/R

10. 57th St, F


The worst stations for wireless

1. Lexington Ave / 53rd St, E/M

2. 116th St, A/B/C

3. Fulton St, J/Z

4. 103rd St, A/B/C

5. Cathedral Parkway - 110th St, 1

6. 103rd St, 1

7. 116th St - Columbia University, 1

8. 116th St, 1/2/3

9. Central Park North - 110th St, 2/3

10. Cathedral Parkway - 110th St, A/B/C


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