RailWire free Public Wi-Fi now at 400 Indian Railway Stations
Google has tied up with Railtel to give away free Wifi to the public and it has installed the routers in railway stations in various sections.
With Dibrugarh in Assam
becoming the 400th station to go live as Google-Railtel as has successfully completed its public Wi-Fi programme with free internet. K. Suri, Director, Partnership India, Next Billion Users, Google India says ” Bringing high speed connectivity to millions of Indians across railway stations has been an incredible journey and underscores the importance of investing in public Wi-Fi as a crucial step in getting high quality internet to everyone in India”
Further added ” With over eight million monthly unique users connecting to the network, this is a lighthouse project for India and every growing economy that is looking to bring the benefit of connectivity to everyone in their country”
“RailWire”, users have 30 minutes of free access to the internet, in which they can on an average consume 350MB of data per session.
K. Manohar Raja, Executive Director-Enterprise Business at RailTel says ” Railway stations are a microcosm that is India and creating a digital inclusion platform is in line with the vision of our Prime Minister and Digital India initiatives of the Ministry of Railways”