GOOGLE SET TO PROVIDE FREE WIFI TO THE INDIAN RAILWAYS
Titled Project Nilgiri, the program aims to provide free WiFi access at 400 railway stations in India
The Indian Railways and Google have entered an agreement whereby the tech giant will provide free WiFi internet at 400 railway stations all over India. The exact date on which the project will be rolled out hasn’t been revealed, but reports indicate that it’s possible that the network will be based on Google Fiber technology, which is capable of speeds of 1Gbps. Passengers will need to verify their mobile numbers, following which they will receive a password via SMS – the first 30 minutes will be at the maximum available speed, following which the access speed will drop. The Indian Railways already offers WiFi connectivity on board a few trains via satellite, but Google will apparently offer on-board WiFi in the second phase of the project.