OPINION - Talking Point: How do you feel about getting 4G on the Tube?

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The roll-out of 4G across the London Underground network took a big step forward on Tuesday, December 21, when two of the UK’s four mobile phone companies signed up.

Three and EE will provide high-speed connections to their customers - enabling them to make phone calls or stream video while in London Underground tunnels and stations.

TfL also hopes Vodafone and O2 will join, potentially generating the company millions of pounds a year in much-needed revenues.

4G has been piloted on the eastern end of the Jubilee line since March of last year but Transport for London today gave an update on its plans for the entire Tube network - and for Crossrail, which is due to open by June next year.

Transport for London hopes to have parts of central London connected by the end of 2022, with work already underway at key stations including Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Bank, Euston and Camden Town.

What do you think of the news? Would you avail of the service or do you prefer being “off grid”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments for the chance to be featured on the ES website tomorrow.

Monday’s Talking Point: What response would you like to see to stop the spread of the omicron variant?

PaulParemeter wrote: “No response would be ideal. The world would be a much much better place if only politicians would sit on their hands more.”

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