Virgin Media's new WiFi
service across the London Underground
delivered an astounding eight million tweets,
Facebook posts, emails and
web pages during the London 2012 Olympic
Games as visitors and Londoners went online to share the
most memorable moments during the games.
Inspired by Team GB's success, people used
Virgin Media's new WiFi service to re-live and
share medal moments and check up on the latest action.
Thanks to the successes of gold-medallists Bradley
Wiggins as he rode to victory and Helen
Glover and Heather Stanning's stunning
rowing victory Wednesday 1 August was the busiest
day for the new service on the tube.
Kevin Baughan, Director of Metro
Wireless at Virgin Media, said:
"In an unforgettable sporting fortnight, WiFi on the London
Underground delivered a world class experience and, just like the
Team GB athletes, unparalleled speeds. Thousands of people signed
up every day, sharing photos and keeping up-to-date with the latest
Olympic moments and, even at very busiest stations, we've delivered
a fantastic service."
Stratford, North Greenwich, West Ham, Covent Garden, Canning
Town and Waterloo were some of the busiest WiFi enabled
stations being home to Olympic venues and central tourist
The service offered free internet access
throughout the games and after September, the comprehensive
WiFi portal with TfL travel information, updates
and London news and entertainment will remain free for all Tube
Virgin Media broadband and mobile
customers will continue to enjoy free WiFi
access and a PAYG service will ensure
visitors and all Londoners can gain access to the internet. WiFi
from Virgin Media is already available in 72
London Underground stations with this set to increase to up to
120 stations this year.