Virgin Media to Supply Wi-Fi for London’s Underground During the Olympics

By Community | March 15, 2012

Virgin Media has been selected to provide Wi-Fi for London’s underground system during the Olympics

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s office said in a statement Wednesday that Wi-Fi will be introduced at 80 stations before summer. By the end of the year, 120 Tube stations, many of them deep underground, will be connected.

Starting in July, passengers on the underground system, called the Tube, will be able to connect for free.

After the Olympics, Wi-Fi at Tube stations will be made available as part of Virgin Media’s broadband and mobile subscriptions.

Gareth Powell, an official at Transport for London, says the move means Tube passengers will have access to emails, web and social media underground for the first time.

The Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.

by Ismail Uddin