Virgin Media Wi-Fi service goes live at first Tube stations
Virgin Media's new London Underground Wi-Fi service has gone live at the first stations to be involved in the scheme.
Passengers have been able to get online via the wireless connection at King's Cross and Warren Street Tube stations since yesterday (June 7th 2012), while the service launched at Oxford Circus and Green Park Tube stations today.
Tomorrow, the wireless infrastructure will be extended to Victoria and Euston, meaning Victoria line passengers will be the first to benefit from Wi-Fi.
By the end of the year, Virgin Media is planning to roll out the service to 120 stations, with up to 80 stops set to be connected by the end of July - in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones trialled the wireless internet proposition last week and found that it was able to deliver speeds of more than 25Mbps, although this capability will be reduced when more people are using the network.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "Our partnership with Virgin Media to make Wi-Fi available on Tube platforms will be of tremendous benefit, as building world-class connectivity is critical to supporting new businesses and the jobs they create."