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26.03.12

Wi-fi for London Overground

London Overground stations will offer wi-fi for free after signing a contract with public wi-fi provider The Cloud. Passengers will be able to use 60 minutes of free internet access at every station after registering at any of the 56 London Overground-operated stations.

Steve Murphy, managing director of London Overground Rail Operations Limited, said: “Access to the internet is no longer limited solely to home or to the workplace, and people’s expectation is to be able to work and communicate effectively and seamlessly while they’re on the move so we’re delighted to support this initiative which will bring reliable, free wi-fi to London Overground’s customers.”

Vince Russell, managing director at The Cloud, said: “People now expect to be able to access the internet wherever they are– it’s become a way of passing the time and entertaining themselves as much as keeping up with emails and work. But to do this effectively they need a fast and reliable internet connection which is why the deal to install The Cloud’s wi-fi service will benefit millions of London Overground passengers immediately.”

The rollout will begin in the summer and be complete by the end of the year.

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