Google extends free internet service through WiFi to 10 railway stations

The search engine giant Google has extended free internet service through WiFi to 10 railway stations across the country to provide internet to over 1.5 million people.

The free internet service was extended as part of Google’s tie up with Railtel, the internet provider arm of Indian Railways.

These 10 Railway Stations are: Pune, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Kacheguda (Hyderabad), Ernakulum Jn (Kochi) and Vishakhapatnam.

The free internet service is built over the fiber network of Raitel which is designed to offer high speed broadband experience to users. The first such kind of service was launched at Mumbai Central in 2015.

This service will provide travellers passing through these stations to easily stream a high definition video, research their destination, download a book or a new game for their journey.

Background

Google has partnered with Indian Railways and Railtel to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi network to cover 400 train stations across India. By end of 2016, they will cover 100 of the busiest train stations in India which will provide free internet service to 10 million Indians a day.

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