Have a look at the letter below, and if you feel the same way I do, feel free to cut, paste, personalize and send it…
To the councillors of the TTC:
I was shocked to read this article detailing the TTC's plan to install an underground wireless network solely for the purposes of advertising.
As a Torontonian who has travelled abroad, I believe that what our supposedly "world class city" needs much more than a wireless advertising network is a usable mobile phone signal in its subway system. As a TTC user I must ask you: Given the steep declines in ridership on the system, how exactly do you think that more advertising is going to attract more riders? Do you not think that underground mobile phone service is a more valuable investment for the TTC and wireless carriers to make?
Along with the other recipients of this email, I would be most interested in hearing your thoughts on this matter...
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