This blog post was updated on October 16, 2018.
After a successful trial at Charing Cross Station, the London Underground is inviting companies to bid on a contract to provide network-wide Wi-Fi internet in the Tube by 2012.
The plan would allow passengers to surf the web on mobile devices and laptops at over 120 stations.
Concerns over the increased risk of terrorism and identity theft that might accompany internet service in the Tube were quickly dismissed by officials.
“Access to mobile and data networks is already common on many world metros and our customers tell us they would welcome this,” a Transport for London spokesman said.