It seems that the London Underground is all set to get Wi-Fi access before the 2012 Olympic Games. Transport for London (TfL) has firmed up plans to roll out Internet access, for around 120 tube stations.
While Internet access will be available at tube stations; the trains will be bereft of such facility. It is interesting to note that trials of Wi-Fi access were initiated at the Charing Cross station way back in November 2010; attempts to provide Internet access to tube commuters last year did not work out.
Reflecting on the progress of the initiative, Gareth Powel the director of strategy at TfL mentioned: "London Underground is continuing with preparations to install the necessary infrastructure and is on schedule to complete the project as planned," Guardian reports.
The move to roll out Internet access at tube stations is likely to be very popular with commuters, but security experts have pointed out risks behind rushing though the plan. They specifically point out the possibility that Internet access can used by terrorists, to plan attacks in the tube in real time or by fraudsters to dupe people.