Google announced that it achieved a milestone in India by rolling out the free Wi-fi service at 100th Railway Station in colloboration with Railwire. The search engine giant said that now the free public Wi-fi facility is available across 100 stations in India and the latest being installed at Ooty.
It is known earlier, Google had first launched Wi-Fi services at Mumbai Central in January this year, with the aim to bring services to 400 stations eventually.
At the time, it had committed to bringing the service to 100 railway stations by the end of the year, and with Thursday’s announcement, it has succeeded. It is now on its second phase of deployment, on the next 300 stations in India. In the meanwhile, the company also announced it has introduced Google Station, which gives partners an easy set of tools to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places.
In a press release, the company said that “Over 10 million people who pass through these stations every day now have an access to fast Internet speed to stream (or offline) an HD video, research their destination or download a new book or game for the journey ahead. With over 5 million monthly users, the Google Railtel Wifi is helping millions of Indians discover the benefits of Internet with 15,000 first time users connecting to the network everyday.