Google shut down free Wi-Fi at railway stations

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Google has stopped its free public Wi-Fi service at Indian railway stations. About 5 years in the past, the corporate began the station program for 400 busy railway stations in India. Google has determined to discontinue the worldwide service and the corporate believes that it’s cheaper and simpler for individuals to remain on-line with higher information plans and higher cell connectivity.

However, customers will nonetheless be capable of reap the benefits of this function launched by RailTel, companion of Google's program. RailTel will nonetheless present free Wi-Fi at 400 stations.

Google began this system in 2015 in affiliation with Indian Railways and RailTel with the target of offering free public WiFi service to 400 busy railway stations by mid-2020. <! –

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                 However, this goal was exceeded by June 2018 and extra areas had been additionally added in collaboration with telecommunications firms, ISPs and native authorities.

RailTel will provide free WiFi at over 5,600 railway stations throughout the nation. Google was the expertise companion for 415 stations within the A1, A and C classes in RailTel's free WiFi mission.

RailTel stated in a press release that "Under this partnership we have provided free WiFi service at 5600 stations. We entered into a five-year contract with Google and the company supported setting up WiFi for 415 stations, although that contract would soon be over. "

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