Friday morning reads: Free Wi-Fi in London and South Korea

London: Virgin Media will extend free Wi-Fi service in the London Underground until the end of 2012. Virgin had set up free WiFi service in 72 stations for the Olympic Games and planned to start charging users after the Games. That has changed, to the delight of those who use the Tube regularly.

South Korea: Three South Korean telecom operators (KT, SK Telecom, and LG UPlus) will deploy 1000 WiFi hotspots, mostly in libraries, government buildings and bus terminals. The Korean Communications Commission says it will help municipalities and carriers by sharing the costs of deploying free WiFi hot zones.

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