Google is placing WiFi in four hundred Indian practice stations

Google is putting WiFi in 400 Indian train stations

India could also be quickly build up its fame as a tech-savvy nation, however there are nonetheless a whole lot of hundreds of thousands of individuals within the nation who’ve had little to no expertise with the web. Google might have a intelligent answer to that drawback, nevertheless. It is putting in WiFi (initially free of charge) in four hundred practice stations throughout India, with one hundred of the busiest stations resulting from get on-line by the top of 2016. The hope is that it will join the ten million individuals who move via India’s practice system each day, letting them expertise the online even when they’d in any other case haven’t any entry in any respect. And it isn’t primary knowledge, both. Google is promising speeds ok to stream HD video and in any other case outclass what many Indians are conversant in.

OF course, this is not strictly an altruistic gesture. Microsoft teased plans to convey low cost broadband to 500,000 Indian villages only a day earlier than Google’s announcement, and Fb has its personal ongoing free web program. Google is racing to seize the eye of first-time web customers, and the tech business at giant income when extra individuals are viewing advertisements and utilizing cloud providers. Furthermore, this might assist curry the favor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Silicon Valley this weekend — essential when officers are fearful that Google is abusing its search dominance. Nonetheless, it is onerous to knock an effort that would enhance the standard of life in probably the most populous nations on the planet.

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