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Virgin Media Boasts 3 Million Olympic Undergronud WiFi Sessions


Virgin Media WiFi on the Underground
Virgin Media WiFi on the Underground

Virgin Media's free-for-the-Olympics underground Wi-Fi has been a revelation for Londoners regularly travelling on the tube, and today the company revealed figures that show just how popular it has been. Nearly 15 million sessions have been delivered since the service started on 7th June, while 345,889 users have signed up.

What's more, since the Olympic Games started, another 43,932 more users have been added and nearly 3 million sessions have been registered.

On the flip side, the company also admitted to V3.co.uk that it has failed to meet its target of having 80 stations online by the start of the Olympics, with only 72 up and running. Despite this, the firm was pleased the work it had done.

"We'd identified a maximum of 80 stations for ahead of the Games and it's a pretty good result for a six week rollout schedule. We'll continue the roll out to around 120 stations in 2012," a spokesperson added.

Impressive as all this sounds to those of us that live and work in London, the big downside is that come the end of the Olympics, you'll have to pay for the service unless you're a Virgin Media customer in which case you'll get it for free.

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August 2, 2012, 11:17 pm

Typo for "underground" in title and on main page for link btw.

I thought BT were the olympics network partner?


August 4, 2012, 1:41 am

Wow. Fantastic. Now I can make use of the 10-20 second wait time for the tube train. This is SO productive! Imagine how much you can get done in 20 seconds! Because it's not like I don't have data constantly available on my phone every other minute of the day.

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