With the addition of 6 new hotspots to Virgin Media's
underground Wi-Fi network, passengers can now access the web at a
total of 150 London Tube stations. Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden,
East Ham, Barking and Upminster are the latest stations to be added
to the growing network, which now delivers over 3TB of data to
commuters every day.
The system has been available on the Underground since
June 2012, right in time for the London Olympic Games. In fact, the
event created a huge spike in usage, with nearly half a million
people using the Wi-Fi network across 72 stations. Since then the
Waterloo & City line station at Waterloo station has proved to
be the most active spot, while Kings Cross and Oxford Circus
continue to be the busiest stations overall.
Joe Lathan, Director of Broadband at Virgin Media,
This is a milestone moment for Virgin Media with 150 Tube
stations and more than two and a half million devices now connected
to Wi-Fi on London Underground. Tube passengers have loved the
Wi-Fi service ever since we launched in time for London 2012. Now
they can benefit from live travel information, news and social
media in Tube stations across the capital.
Free access to the Virgin Media Wi-Fi network
is just one of the benefits to signing up for a Virgin Media
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