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Virgin Media brings WiFi to 20 more London Underground stations

28 more to go early next year
Tue Dec 11 2012, 10:30
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UK INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Virgin Media started rolling out its free WiFi to 20 more London Underground stations today.

Tuesday''s rollout, which sees free WiFi arriving at London Tube stations including Camden Town, Clapham Common, Notting Hill Gate and Finsbury Park, increases the total number of WiFi equipped stations to 92.

Virgin Media said that a further 28 stations will be fitted for WiFi in early 2013, although there's no specific rollout date yet.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said, "WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success and we've rolled out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common."

Today's rollout comes following EE and Vodafone's announcement that their mobile customers will also have access to the free underground WiFi. This scheme will also start rolling out early next year, and will see customers on both networks - as well as Orange and T-Mobile - gain free access to the WiFi network.

James added, "Our wholesale agreement with EE and Vodafone will keep the majority of Tube users connected for no extra cost and every Londoner and visitor can choose from affordable PAYG options with free, up-to-the-minute travel, news and entertainment for everyone." µ

 

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