It looks like passengers on London’s Overground service will soon be enjoying free Wi-Fi while they wait for their train, thanks to a deal with BSkyB subsidiary The Cloud. Passengers will be entitled to up to 60 minutes free Wi-Fi every day across 56 London stations.
Customers will simply need to fill in a one-off registration before being able to access their web and email facilities.
The scheme will begin its roll out this summer - presumably with the London 2012 Olympics in mind - and will be completed by the end of the year. Those wanting to continue browsing after the complementary hour will be able to do so, via a pay-as-you-go. But, as it's restricted to platforms rather than trains, we reckon that if we are left waiting longer than an hour for our train we’ll probably give up and walk.
Of course, it’s not just the London Overground that's bringing remote web access to the masses. Virgin Media announced earlier this month that it has reached an agreement with London Underground to enable passengers to log-on via Wi-Fi in more than 80 stations by the summer, with a further 40 by the end of the year.
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