Google has announced it will bring free Wi-Fi to more public places around the world with the expansion of its Google Station project.
The initiative began less than a year ago in India, where the company started providing free Wi-Fi at railway stations.
Now, at the second Google for India event in New Delhi this week, Caesar Sengupta, VP of Google’s Next Billion Plan, announced the project would be expanded globally.
Google Station will now be offered to cafes, malls, phone carriers, and all manner of location able to provide a decent internet connection.
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The free Wi-Fi is being touted as safe, secure, and easy to access on the Google Station site.
Providers of the service will be able to make money off the project through fees and ads, or they can choose to keep the service free for users.
Google’s free Wi-Fi is currently on offer at 52 stations in India, and is set to expand to 100 by the end of this year.
The company says 3.5 million people already use the service each month and 15,000 Indians accessed the internet for the first time as a result of the project.
On the site, Google says “We have been working with RailTel and Indian Railways to bring Wi-Fi to railway stations across India.
“Soon, we will be bringing Google Station to even more locations in India and around the world.”
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