Wi-Fi coming to the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympics

Wi-Fi coming to the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympics

“TFL’s director of strategy and service development Gareth Powell said, “London Underground is continuing with preparations to install the necessary infrastructure and is on schedule to complete the project as planned. An announcement of the chosen service provider will be made in early spring leaving plenty of time for this to be delivered to customers in time for the 2012 Games.”

The only downside to this wonderful tale is we may be charged for the privilege. With no official word on this, all we can do is hope for the best. A free service is the least we deserve having been teased and forced to wait for so long, right?

Following trials at Charing Cross station (which took place in March last year) more than half of those taking part felt that Wi-Fi access would generally make their Tube experience much better. We’re sure there are many naysayers who would disagree. Whatever your views, it looks like our Underground Wi-Fi dreams are finally about to come true. The next step? Carriage Wi-Fi functionality. We have a new dream.”

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