Google launches free wifi service over railtel network


Google on Monday announced the launch of free high-speed public wi-fi service at 15 railways stations across India over the extensive fiber network of Indian Railway’s RailTel, which provides internet services as RailWire.  ”We’re seeing incredible usage of the wi-fi service across the stations and over 2.5 lakhs users are using the service every week, demonstrating more than 2x growth in less than a month. Backed by this response, RailTel and the ministry of railways has decided to extend the project to cover key suburban stations in Mumbai as well,” said Gulzar Azad, head of access programmes, Google India.

“The service is now live across 15 stations covering key corners of the country from Pune to Guwahati, and from Ernakulam to Jaipur. Our roll out schedule is on track and we are confident of providing the service across 100 stations in India by end of this year,” added Azad.  The RailTel Google free high-speed public wi-fi service is currently available at Mumbai Central, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kacheguda, Ernakulum Junction, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati, Ujjain and Allahabad.

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