The new WiFi service, first launched on June 7th, on London’s Underground is being used by over 100,000 Tube passengers and has been used to deliver one million Tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages in a single week.
Initially all internet access will be free, but after the summer only the new Virgin Media WiFi portal, with up-to-the-minute TfL travel news and content from Virgin Media’s WiFi partners will be free and there will be a range of subscription and PAYG pricing – yet to be announced.
Kevin Baughan, Director of Metro Wireless at Virgin Media, said:
Londoners and visitors are loving our new WiFi service and we’re on track to connect Tube journeys right acrossLondonahead 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. In partnership with TfL, we’ve achieved a huge amount and have launched a serviceLondoncan be proud of.
More details can be found on the Virgin Media London Wifi website.