Virgin Media has today announced that WiFi on London Underground will remain free for everyone throughout 2012.
Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: “WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success with hundreds of thousands of people kept up-to-date and entertained whilst travelling around our capital city. Commuters and visitors will be able to make use of the internet throughout 2012 and we’re in positive talks with potential wholesale partners to ensure a fantastic experience for all Tube passengers throughout 2012 and beyond.”
WiFi from Virgin Media is already available in 72 London Underground stations - with more set to be rolled out - with Waterloo, Victoria, King’s Cross, and Oxford Circus proving to be some of the busiest connected Tube stations.
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s director of strategy and service development, said: “WiFi at Tube stations is proving to be a very popular service with up-to-the-minute travel information and journey planner at passengers’ fingertips.”
Virgin Media has said that from next year, its broadband and mobile subscribers will continue to have full online access and it is engaged with potential wholesale partners to provide the service to their own customers on an ongoing basis.