Virgin Media has won the contract to provide wi-fi to the London Underground.
The contract is only for ticket offices, escalators and platforms because it would have required major construction work to have added connectivity to the network’s tunnels.
From July 2012 all Tube passengers will initially be able to connect to the internet for free.
After the Olympic and Paralympic Games it will be a pay-as-you-go service.
Virgin Media’s mobile and broadband customers will be offered continued access as part of their subscriptions. Other non-paying users will be limited to a site showing online travel information.
The firm said it intended to introduce wi-fi to 80 stations by the summer, and by up to 120 stations by the end of the year.
The company’s chief executive, Neil Berkett, said: “We’ll help people make the most of the city and will continue to evolve the service, ensuring everyone can benefit from a service London will be proud of.”
Transport for London (TfL) estimates that four million people use the Tube every day.
Read More/Source: BBC News