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 http://www.getaheadofthegames.com on your phone, and use it before leaving to help plan your trip and while heading to an event to avoid delays.