Google, in partnership with Indian Railways subsidiary Railtel, has completed installing its free WiFi service at 100 railway stations in India, with Udhagamandalam, Ooty being the latest station to receive this service.
Google has successfully completed the first phase of its ambitious project, which it describes as “among the largest public Wi-Fi projects in the world.” The first launch of this service was at Mumbai Central in January this year. The project has since successfully deployed fast Internet access to numerous railway stations in the major metros as well as in numerous smaller towns. With the new Google Station platform, they are now extending this access to broadband across other public locations such as malls, tourist areas and more.
Google aims to launch Wifi across 400 stations in India. Additionally, Google has also introduced Google Station – will provide software and guidance on hardware to turn fiber connections into fast, reliable and safe Wi-Fi zones. Users will get a Wi-Fi with a unified login, while making it much easier for venues to manage their networks.