Originally, Virgin Media has intended for the free ride to end after the Olympics had concluded – and the Wi-Fi to only be usable for subscribing Virgin customers thereafter.
However, someone has thought better of that decision and extended the freebie until 2013, London commuters will doubtless be pleased to hear. No less than 72 tube stations have been Wi-Fi’ed up by the company.
Virgin Media executive Jon James told the Telegraph: “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.”
The latter is a reference to the possible inclusion of the free underground Wi-Fi as part of other providers’ broadband packages in the future.