People in India can very soon use fast and affordable Wi-Fi in public places. Internet giant Google has announced the launch of Google Station to provide Wi-Fi hot spots at public places such as malls, metro stations, cafes and universities across the country. As per sources, Google aims to give access to people near their school or work areas and to have them login easily through their Google accounts.
With Google Station, the company wants to partner with venues and organizations – like malls, cafes, universities and mobile carriers – to offer public Wi-Fi in order to make it easier for more people to get online. These partners will have the option to offer connectivity to users for free or to monetize it with ads or access fees. Google is keen to help the next billion people experience the Web – after all, more internet users means more people accessing the company’s products and services.
Google has already tasted success with the railway Wi-Fi project. The company in association with RailTel currently offers free Wi-Fi access at 53 railway stations across India and plans to take it to 100 stations by the year-end. The plan is to take the service to 400 train stations. The company also announced at the event that its AI-powered Google Assistant will soon be available in Hindi. Google Assistant is the company’s rival to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. Google also announced that India was the first country to get its new messaging app Allo. Google Allo takes on Facebook-owned WhatsApp.
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