Having launched the service last month at King’s Cross and Warren Street Tube stations, British cableco Virgin Media has announced that its Wi-Fi service has now been made available at 40 Tube stations. In announcing the development, the operator noted that since launch more than 100,000 passengers had utilised the service, and it reiterated its aim of having the service on offer at 120 London Underground stops before the end of the year.
The Wi-Fi service is currently being offered without charge for customers, with this continuing to be the case until after the summer; the free period coincides with the Olympic Games being held in London. After the summer, Virgin Media notes, its Wi-Fi portal with Transport for London (TfL) travel information, updates and London news and entertainment will remain free for all Tube passengers. Meanwhile, the operator says it is offering mobile operators, internet service providers (ISPs) and other service providers the opportunity to wholesale the service and make it freely available to their customers; Virgin Media broadband and mobile subscribers will continue to have free Wi-Fi access.