12/11/2012 10:47:18 AM
Virgin Media turns on another 20 Underground stations to Wi-Fi
Virgin Media has brought another 20 London Underground stations onto its Wi-Fi service although the company looks set to miss its target of turning on 120 stations by the end of 2012.
Among the stations to get the service are Camden, South Kensington and Russell Square. The company said 800,000 consumers have now registered with the service. Last month, EE and Vodafone signed deals with Virgin Media to roll out the service to its customers. Virgin Media added another 28 stations would go online by early 2013. In June, it set the target of having 120 stations connected to the service by the end of this year.
Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: 'Wi-Fi on London Underground has been an incredible success and we’ve rolled out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common. Our wholesale agreement with EE and Vodafone will keep the majority of Tube users connected for no extra cost and every Londoner and visitor can choose from affordable PAYG options with free, up-to-the-minute travel, news and entertainment for everyone.'
Editor: Graeme Neill