Google to Expand India's Internet Access With Free WiFi at Train Stations

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Google to Expand India's Internet Access With Free WiFi at Train Stations

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Google to Expand India's Internet Access With Free WiFi at Train Stations

By Peter Suciu
Sep 29, 2015 10:12 AM PT
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Sunday announced a plan to provide high-speed public WiFi in 400 train stations across India. The announcement coincided with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Modi is expected to promote his Digital India initiative during his U.S. visit. One objective of the plan, which has a 2019 goal, is to bring high-speed Internet to rural areas of India.

Google will work closely with Indian Railways and with RailTel, which provides Internet service along the railway lines. The first stations are expected to come online in the next few months, and 100 stations will be connected by the end of next year, Pichai said.

The undertaking is India's largest public WiFi project, he added. With 100 stations online, the project will make WiFi available to more than 10 million people who travel through the stations each day.


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