Last September, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a rather ambition program to carry cost-free WiFi to 400 railway stations throughout India, a purpose that would address ten million passengers a working day, by the company’s rely, producing a small but meaningful impact on the believed one particular billion-in addition folks in the region who aren’t linked to the world wide web.
In January, the roll out commenced, bringing high speed wireless to Mumbai Central station. Last week, the business announced that it experienced strike the 100 station milestone in beneath a calendar year, an honor that belongs to the Udhagamandalam (Ooty) station, putting the program at a quarter of its at first purpose.
In an job interview this week, Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that the partnership would double the amount of stations with WiFi in 2017, a remark that seems to have been misinterpreted by a selection of neighborhood shops to suggest that Google would be bringing WiFi to an supplemental two hundred stations upcoming calendar year, bringing the total up to three hundred by year’s stop.
Although Google has but to announce an formal purpose for 2017, somebody at the business has given that confirmed with us the source of the confusion. So, the supplemental 100 stations extra to the record would carry the total up to two hundred by year’s stop. An admirable purpose nevertheless.
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