Travelling via the London Underground has become much more
convenient, seeing as busy commuters can from now on stay connected
with the world above thanks to Virgin Media's tube
From today onwards, King's Cross and Warren Street
Tube stations are going to be blanketed by the cable giant
with wireless broadband. Tomorrow Oxford Circus and Green
Park Tube stations will join the Wi-Fi herd, the day after
- Victoria and Euston.
This means that the Victoria line is going to
get Wi-Fied first and 80 stations are to follow. The plan is to
connect 120 stations by the end of the year.
Neil Berkett, CEO of Virgin Media, commented on
"Our plans for getting London Underground online were very
ambitious from the start and, in less than just three months, we've
launched a major new service, making London one of the world's
leading connected cities.
"By putting the power of Virgin Media's next generation
fibre optic network in the hands of Londoners and visitors, we're
able to showcase our great capital and celebrate a momentous
Meanwhile, Gareth Powell, London Underground's
Director of Strategy and Service Development, also said:
"WiFi at Tube stations will help us improve the
journeys of the millions of people that use the Underground
everyday at no cost to fare or tax payers."
The service is going to be free until this summer's
sporting event ends. After that, it will remain
complimentary to Virgin Media customers and a few other selected
networks while others will be able to access the service on a
PAYG (pay-as-you-go) basis.