Virgin Media has expanded its London Underground Wi-Fi service across 20 more stations, bringing to the total number of sub-surface stations covered to 92.
With a further 28 stations due to be connected at the beginning of next year, Virgin Media is on track to reach 120 Wi-Fi enabled stations by early 2013.
Commuters at the newly optimised stations, which include Clapham Common, Notting Hill Gate and Camden Town, can join the 800,000 other users already registered for the Virgin Media service.
Gareth Powell, Director of Strategy and Service Development for London Underground, said: “Thousands of our customers are already using WiFi at Tube stations to keep up-to-date with live travel information, news and entertainment. The arrival of WiFi at these extra 20 stations will allow even more of our passengers to connect to the net while they are on the move across London.”
Delivered by Virgin Media’s fibre-optic cable network, the London Underground Wi-Fi was launched in July as a free service to all tube users. Next year, however, whilst Virgin Media customers will retain use of the service free of charge, other ISP users will be required to pay.
Ahead of the upcoming pay wall, Virgin Media recently announced a partnership with EE and Vodafone UK, meaning customers of all three networks will have access to the service at no extra cost.
Other network users will be able to opt into a Pay-As-You-Go service, due to be launched the beginning of next year.
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