Virgin Media Tube Wi-Fi used by 100,000 passengers
More than 100,000 London Underground passengers are using Virgin Media's recently launched free Tube Wi-Fi service.
Introduced a month ago, the proposition was used to deliver one million tweets, emails, webpages and Facebook posts in just a single week as consumers enjoy the freedom of being able to access the internet while underground for the first time.
The cable company has so far rolled out the Wi-Fi network to 41 Tube stations and is planning to connect up to 79 more by the end of the year.
Access to the wireless internet service will be free throughout this summer, after which it will move to a pay-as-you-go model.
Virgin Media will also offer the product free to its customers and make it available to other communications providers on a wholesale basis.
Kevin Baughan, director of metro wireless at Virgin Media, said: "Londoners and visitors are loving our new Wi-Fi service and we're on track to connect Tube journeys right across London ahead of the [Olympic] Games."
While Virgin is rolling out Wi-Fi across the Underground network, Sky-owned The Cloud is set to deploy the technology to all 56 London Overground-operated stations.