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Virgin Media extends free London Underground WiFi until 2013

After receiving one million connections in 24 hours
Wed Oct 17 2012, 10:15
A passenger uses Wi-Fi on the London Underground powered by Virgin Media

BRITISH INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP) Virgin Media announced today that it will extend its free WiFi service on the London Underground network until 2013.

The decision comes after what the firm called its "landmark day" on 12 October, when it received one million connections to the network within 24 hours.

Virgin Media first announced that it would supply the London Underground with wireless internet during the Summer Olympics back in March.

The service is available in 72 London Underground stations across ticket halls and platforms. London Underground has said its engineers are working in partnership with Virgin Media to bring more stations across the capital up to speed by the end of the year.

The ISP said access to its broadband WiFi will be free for everyone "throughout 2012 and beyond" but didn't state exactly when it will put an end to the free service. It did say, however, that its broadband and mobile subscribers will continue to receive the service for free on an "ongoign basis".

Virgin Media announced in August that more than eight million WiFi connections were made on its London Underground network during the Olympic Games. µ



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