Virgin Media extends free access to London Underground Wi-Fi
Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi service will remain free to all passengers until the end of the year, the cable company has announced.
Launched in the run-up to the Olympics, the wireless broadband proposition was only intended to be free to non-Virgin Media subscribers for the duration of the Games, but this no-charge offer will now run throughout 2012.
Furthermore, the Wi-Fi portal - featuring Transport for London travel information, news, entertainment and more - will still be available at no cost beyond this year.
More than 661,000 people have signed up for the service, which can be accessed at 72 Tube stations, from ticket office to platform. Uptake has been particularly high at Waterloo, Victoria, King's Cross and Oxford Circus.
Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said Wi-Fi on the Tube has been an "incredible success", with hundreds of thousands of people logging on to the service while travelling around the capital.
"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," he added.