The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing - Jeane Baptiste Colbert
WIFI PROVIDER The Cloud has struck a deal with London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) to provide an hour's worth of free WiFi connectivity on all 56 LOROL operated stations.
The Cloud announced it had signed a contract with LOROL to provide all its 56 stations with free WiFi connectivity. Station users will be able to use an hour's worth of WiFi connectivity every day for free following a one-time registration.
Steve Murphy, MD of London Overground Rail Operations Limited said, "Access to the internet is no longer limited solely to home or to the workplace, and people's expectation is to be able to work and communicate effectively and seamlessly while they're on the move so we're delighted to support this initiative which will bring reliable, free WiFi to London Overground's customers."
The Cloud said the service will be useful for email, web browsing and perhaps surprisingly, media streaming. The firm also announced the stations that will be offering its service by the end of 2012.
North London: Willesden Junction and West Hampstead.
South London: New Cross Gate, Forest Hill, West Croydon and Norwood Junction.
East London: Surrey Quays, Dalston, Wapping and Hackney Central.
West London: Kensington Olympia and Shepherd's Bush.
London Underground recently announced that Virgin Media will provide WiFi connectivity to some Tube stations in time for the Olympics. However, unlike The Cloud, Virgin will charge for connectivity after the Olympics are over. µ
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