London Underground expands wi-fi offering

Virgin Media now offer wi-fi service at a total of 41 stations
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Virgin Media has expanded its wi-fi network across the London Underground with a total of 41 stations now hooked up.

In its first four weeks, the service has been used by over 100,000 tube passengers to send one million tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages.

It's the first time that commuters have been able to take advantage of the internet whilst using the underground and hopes are that 120 stations will be wi-fi enabled by the end of the year.

During the Olympic Games, passengers will be able to check Transport for London pages for live journey information, along with Spotify and Time Out for free from underground platforms.

Kevin Baughan, Director of Metro Wireless at Virgin Media, 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 super-fast wireless connections the standard. In partnership with TfL, we've achieved a huge amount and have launched a service London can be proud of."

After the Games, the free service will become pay-as-you-go, but Virgin Media customers will be offered continued access as part of their subscriptions.

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