Google started Free WiFi service at Mumbai Central this year in January. They targeted to provide this free service to 400 railway stations in India. They aimed to bring this service to at-least 100 railway stations by the end of this year. This initiative by the company has been really beneficial for the people, specially for the travelers at the railway stations. In last few months the company has covered many major railway stations of India and has provided them with free WiFi facility. They introduced this free service to a new railway station on this Thursday.
This Thursday Google announced Free WiFi service to the 100th station, Udhagamandalam (Ooty) with its collaborative effort with RailTel. By this announcement Google has achieved its target for this year. After achieving their first milestone, Google is now looking forward for its next target and that is to provide this free WiFi service to 300 more railway stations in India. Company also introduced Google Station which gives partners a simple established resources to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places.
“About ten million persons who pass through these stations every single working day now have an obtain to speedy Net speed to stream (or offline) an High definition online video, investigate their place or download a new e-book or sport for the journey forward. With around five million monthly users, the Google Railtel Wifi is supporting hundreds of thousands of Indians explore the gains of Net with 15,000 1st time users connecting to the network every day.” said the firm in a press statement.
“We’re really excited about reaching this milestone and it is an incredible feeling to look back and see how far we’ve come since we announced that we were partnering with Indian Railways and RailTel to provide Wi-Fi at 400 railway stations throughout the country. But what has really inspired us are the stories of how people are using this high-speed access to the full and open Internet. They’re using Railwire Wi-Fi to be more productive with their time and to get things done more efficiently.” said Gulzar Azad, Country Head – Connectivity, Google India.