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Virgin Media serves eight million golden moments during Olympics

With Paralympic event tickets selling well, there is set to be another burst of activity on the London Underground network. Virgin Media is offering free Wi-Fi during the course of the 2012 Olympics and to date has had 443,000 people go online using their Wi-Fi network.

The busiest day was August 1st, with Stratford, North Greenwich, West Ham, Covent Garden, Canning Town and Waterloo being some of the busiest stations with respect to Wi-Fi use. In total some 8.83 million million web pages, tweets, facebook posts and emails were sent between 27th July and 12th August.

There are 72 stations where the Wi-Fi service is available, and access will remain free throughout the course of the Olympics. The legacy will be that post Olympics people will still be able to access the TfL travel information portal on platforms, and Virgin Media broadband and mobile customers will have free Internet access. Pay as You Go (PAYG) access will be available for others, and in time we may see other operators partnering to allow their customers free access.

For those traveling to any of the Paralympic events, bookmark on your phone, and use it before leaving to help plan your trip and while heading to an event to avoid delays.


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  • wezzy
  • over 8 years ago

a pity they cant get there act together were i live the tv and phone also the broad band keeps playing up.we had one vm engineer conect our phone up to somebodys line not amused with vm at the moment.i suppose they will sort everything out soon ha ha.

  • afenemer
  • over 8 years ago


VM's quality tends to vary from area to area.

Usually worse in densely populated areas, meaning many get sub 10Mbps speeds during peak times.

  • otester
  • over 8 years ago

Im on VM 100Meg and i get terrible performance for games most of the time. Its shockingly bad most of the time

  • JonasT
  • over 8 years ago


Chances are that you are also in a BTW FTTC area so I'd recommend going with Sky (80Mbps + no traffic shaping etc.).

  • otester
  • over 8 years ago

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