London Underground Getting Wi-Fi In Time For The 2012 Olympics

In time for the 2012 Olympic Games, more than half of all London Underground stations will be fitted with Wi-Fi.

October of last year (2010) Underground users in London already had a trial of what it would be like to experience Wi-Fi underground. Since then, the test has been classed as successful and thus will be implemented permanently. You would however have expected London, being one of the leaders of the innovative world to have had this service a long while ago, rather than a global event such as the 2012 Olympics being a reason to install Wi-Fi down below.

Berlin, Tokyo and Singapore already have Wi-Fi on their underground services. New York don’t have a Wi-Fi service either — yep, that’s right the two biggest cities for technology don’t have Wi-Fi underground.

Boris Johnson, London mayor said: “Every lamp post and every bus stop will one day very soon, and before the 2012 Olympics, be Wi-Fi enabled” — I’m gradually thinking this is less likely by the month.

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