WiFi on the underground 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2668
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

When will WiFi cease to be free to non-Virgin customers on TfL underground stations across London?

Answer

Answer for WiFi on the underground 2

Answer for WiFi on the underground 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Virgin Media committed to provide free WiFi access throughout the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. This has happened and the scheme has been a huge success with over one million registered users. We expect the majority of users will carry on enjoying full WiFi access, either because they are a customer of Virgin Media or because their own provider has entered into a contract with Virgin Media to allow continued access to the full service. Everyone else will have a free basic WiFi portal - offering travel information and other popular services - or if they wish, they can take up a pay-as-you-go option for full access. The service will transition to the new arrangements later this year. Virgin Media will announce the timescales and the detailed arrangements shortly.