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London Underground to get free Wi-Fi during London 2012 Olympics

Tom Lambert
CandidSky’s Co-founder and Technical Director. Tom has a passion for innovation and problem solving.

April 25, 2012

2 minute read

London WiFi Olympics 2012Free Wi-Fi in 80 tube stations

London Underground has announced a deal with Virgin Media that will see 80 tube stations installed with free Wi-Fi during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The number of tube stations will be increased to 120 by the end of the year, but once the Olympics are over the Wi-Fi service will become pay-as-you-go.

With technology moving quickly, people’s expectation is to be able to work and communicate successfully while they are on the move. Access to the internet is no longer limited to home or the work place.

London Overground to follow free Wi-Fi idea

London Overground passengers will soon be able to check their emails and surf the internet for free whilst waiting for a train on any of city’s 56 train stations.

Once the hotspots are up and running, London Overground passengers can access 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi per day, with the first 12 stations being installed by the end of 2012.

Users will only need to register once to access the service and will remain free to use at all times, unlike the London Underground service.

London will become a leading connected city

The free Wi-Fi plans will start in July and are expected to be a huge success, placing London as one of the leading connected cities in the world.

The capital will be playing host to millions of people at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the news has shown the city is keeping up with the fast moving digital industry.

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