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Millions now using free WiFi on UK public transport

Virgin Media WiFi on London Underground

Virgin Media WiFi on London Underground

More than three million unique users are now making regular use of the free WiFi on public transport in the UK, according to government figures.

Hundreds of buses, trams and trains in nine cities across the UK have been equipped with free public WiFi as part of the government’s SuperConnected cities initiative.

“The rollout of free WiFi on public transport has been a tremendous success and I’m delighted that so many people are making use of it,” said digital economy minister, Ed Vaizey.

“Installing free WiFi on public transport is one of the ways we’re boosting connectivity across our cities and making sure the UK is properly equipped to meet the increasing demands of the digital age.”

The cities with public transport WiFi are Leeds, Bradford, Oxford, Manchester, Salford, York, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Newport.

Superconnected Cities programme has also seen free public WiFi installed in more than 1,000 buildings in 22 cities across the UK.

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