It was during the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, that Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company will provide high-speed Wi-Fi service to 400 train stations across India.
This is part of an initiative by Google to bring internet access to one billion people in India without internet access. It’s not the first time the search company is rolling out a program to improve technology considering that Android One and Maps & YouTube Offline, have been in India for a while.
This Hi-speed WiFi project will see Google’s Access & Energy team work with Indian Railwaysand RailTel to bring Wi-Fi to 100 of the country’s busiest stations — including those in major cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore — before the end of 2016, enabling 10 million passengers access the internet. The project will gradually expand to 300 more railway stations with time.
Public WiFi is something most of us love especially those who live in countries with expensive internet rates. I would be pleased to see such programs expand to Africa particularly Uganda.