Commuters given free WiFi on London Underground
Commuters on London Underground will be able to access free WiFi in time for the Olympics. Initially, it will be rolled out at major stations throughout the capital with 80 stops being serviced by the start of the Games. Another 40 will be added by the end of the year.
Passengers will be able to access emails and websites and stream videos while they are standing on platforms or escalators. They will lose the connection when the train goes through a tunnel, but will automatically reconnect at the next stop.
The underground connection will be free to all Tube users until the end of the Olympics, when it will become available to some Virgin broadband customers or on a pay-as-you-go basis.