Google's public Wi-Fi project has now extended beyond railway stations. Now that RailTel has been successfully deployed, the search giant has announced that 150 Google Stations have been set up in Pune.
As a part of Pune’s Smart City Development Corporation Limited, Google has partnered with Larsen & Toubro to introduce the project.
This public WiFi will allow people to “to message friends, pay bills, shop online, watch music videos — and do millions of other things — at locations all around the city”, says Google.
Some of the areas where these Google hotspots will be available include gardens, hospitals, and police stations, with an aim to give provide internet access to all.
“Today marks a big step for us as we expand Google Station hotspots from railways to cities. Our aim with Google Station is to bring fast Wi-Fi to more users in more places within India. We built Google Station to be both the highest-quality and easiest Wi-Fi service for users and the easiest for partners to deploy, and we think this makes Station a great connectivity partner for the growing number of Indian smart cities. We’re looking forward to helping people in Pune get fast, simple and secure access to everything the internet has to offer,” said Vinay Goel, Product Management Director, Google Station.
Prior to this, Google had installed hotspots in over 270 railway stations through the RailTel Wi-Fi project.