Google Station FREE WiFi Program Now At Smart Cities -Starts With 150 hotspots in Pune

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Internet giant Google has been continuously trying to refine their products for the Indian market, but one of the major constraint has been to connect people. Majority of the people don’t have access to quality internet.

Fast Wi-Fi for everyone

Microsoft is working on its White Space Project, Google is leading its WiFi project which started in collaboration with the RailTel. The Google RailTel WiFi has been already available at over 400 railway stations in India and Google is all set to expand its WiFi program to the smart cities as well.

Google today announced that the company has partnered with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will bring 150 Google Station hotspots in the city of Pune being a part of the Smart City project spearheaded by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited.

Google Station free WiFi moves to smart cities

Google now has over 7.7 million users who have benefited from the free RailTel WiFi hotspots available at over 400 railway station across India. Now the company is deploying the Google Station outside of the railways for the first time.

Facebook has also been doing a beta test of its Express WiFi program which the social media giant started in collaboration with Bharti Airtel for nearly 18 months and have already made 700 hotspots operational across states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya. Facebook has set a goal of to setting up 20,000 hotspots across the country.

Google has now limited the free access to its WiFi hotspot at the railway stations to 30 minutes and are charging a premium for an access beyond 30 minutes (This is only being tested at few stations and users are not being charged at this point in time).

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