Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi network now live

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london-underground-sign-640.jpgLondon’s commuters took one important step closer to getting underground Wi-Fi access today, with Virgin Media’s new London Underground Wi-Fi service delivering the first tweet from the iconic tube system.

BBC journalist Rory Cellan-Jones had the privilege of sending the first landmark tweet, saying, “Historic first tweet from deep under London using @TFLofficial @virginmedia new tube wifi service – testing, testing.”

Today’s news seems to suggest that Virgin Media are on track to deliver their network in time for the 2012 Olympic games.

Earlier in the year London Mayor Boris Johnson pledged that 80 stations in the capital would be online in time for the summer of sport:

“Millions of passengers will now be able to connect to their work, friends or access the latest news and travel information while on the move.

“This is a fabulous new and free resource which will be in place from this summer when London is being showcased on a global stage and playing host to millions.”

Gerald Lynch
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