7/4/2012 9:47:52 AM
Virgin gets 100,000 subscribers to Underground Wi-Fi service
Virgin Media has extended its Wi-Fi service to 41 stations in the London Underground, with more than 100,000 users signing up in the four weeks since launch.
The company is aiming to provide free Wi-Fi in around 80 stations by the end of July. Free internet access will be provided until after the summer, when the service will switch to pay-as-you-go, or free for Virgin subscribers. Commuters will be able to access a free site with London news, travel information and entertainment from September. Virgin Media is offering operators, internet service providers and other service providers the chance to wholesale the service.
Virgin Media director of metro wireless Kevin Baughan said: 'Londoners and visitors are loving our new Wi-Fi service and we’re on track to connect Tube journeys right across London ahead of the Games. With millions of smartphones, gadgets and devices taken onto the Tube each day, the demand for data continues to grow and we’re rolling out a future-proofed service that makes superfast wireless connections the standard.'
A full list of the connected stations can be read here.
Editor: Graeme Neill