London Tube stations get WiFi access

July 4th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS  

Facebook London, July 4 (IANS) More than 40 underground stations in London have been provided with WiFi access for the first time.

Launched four weeks ago by Virgin Media, the service was used to deliver one million Tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages in a single week, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

This is the first time that commuters have been able to take advantage of the internet while underground.

Throughout the Olympic Games, passengers will be able to keep up with live travel updates, news and entertainment for free from tube platforms.

The service is expected to be extended to 120 stations by the end of the year.

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