London Underground Wi-Fi now available at 40 Stations

Virgin Media has now rolled out Wi-Fi to 40 stations on the London Underground, with 100,000 people already using the service in its first month of operation.

According to a report by TechRadar, the wireless mobile technology has so far helped to deliver over 1 million Facebook updates, tweets, emails and web pages between 25 June and 1 July alone.

It is hoped that by the end of 2012 over 120 Tube stations will have access to the Virgin Media wireless network, although free browsing will come to an end in the autumn for non-Virgin customers.

Kevin Baughan, director of metro wireless at Virgin Media, said: “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.”

Gareth Powell, London Underground director of strategy and service development, said: “Millions of commuters and visitors from around the world are now able to keep up with live travel updates, news and entertainment throughout an incredible summer and beyond.”

With the London Olympics just around the corner, it will be extremely interesting to see how the new wireless network copes when millions of tourists will take advantage of the free service.

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