Google to launch free RailFire Wi-Fi at 400 railway stations in India
While Google has been constantly focusing on improving internet services in India, the company has now announced that it would provide free WI-Fi in railway stations in India.
Google has announced that it plans to offer high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 train stations across India. The company is said to be working with Indian Railways and Railtel to launch RailWire Wi-Fi service in the country. The company plans to cover 400 stations by the end of 2016.
The company revealed that Mumbai Central would be the first railway station go online in January 2016. The service is expected to connect over 10 million people daily. Interestingly, the service will be free at first while in the long run, it expects it to be self-sustainable.
Speaking about the initiative, Marian Croak, Vice-President of Access Strategy & Emerging Markets, said, “Railways are the backbone of Indian transportation and run through the heart of almost every city, town, and village uniting the country. These lines connect India, and working as partners, Google and RailTel will connect India along digital lines as well.”