32 More Stations Added to London Underground Wi-Fi Network
Gadget Helpline has been following the ongoing developments with Transport for London’s plan for widespread Wi-Fi coverage at many of our capital’s Underground stations ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games, which will kick off on July 27th and come to a finish on August 12th, and with 500,000 plus visitors expected during those two weeks another 32 tube stations now have active wireless internet.
Fellow tech site Recombu recently shared a handy map showing off all of the Underground Wi-Fi spots and these selected stations join 38 others which are already hooked up to the Virgin Media provider service, and another 46 awaiting their switch-on in this massive undertaking to make sure all gadget packing spectators can stay socially savvy and in tuned into all the important info related to the biggest sporting event in the history of Great Britain on their smartphone or tablet.
The Wi-Fi unfortunately doesn’t extend to the tube trains themselves but presumably will be a logical evolution of the subterranean digital download service and probably something to be considered after the games are over.
This news comes just days after Mayor of London himself Boris Johnson gave the official word to lower a giant monument to the five Olympic Rings from Tower Bridge. Johnson said “We are as ready as any city has ever been at this stage in the Olympic process” and he adds with confidence – ”I think probably better.”
The London Underground recently launched Twitter accounts for many of its most used tube lines so that commuters can keep up to date with delays and maintenance via the social app on their mobile devices.