London Underground Gets Wireless Connection

A six month trial will bring Wi-Fi Internet access into test locations within the London tube system, part of an effort by the city to bring Internet access to the entire system in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
November 4, 2010, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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Much of the city is already covered with a Wi-Fi network, but the underground system remains without access. If the test works well, the system will be expanded throughout the rest of the underground.

"Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London's Transport advisor welcomed it.

'An ever growing commuter populace has been clamouring to be able to check their e-mails and browse the net whilst on the go.

This is an important step towards seeing how this could be achieved and is part of the Mayor's ambition to examine the way in which we can use technology to adapt the city's transport system to meet the need of those using it,' he said."

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Published on Monday, November 1, 2010 in BBC
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