Google has claimed to reach its target of 400 free Wi-fi enabled stations in India. Dibrugarh railway station in Assam is the 400th train station in India to be powered by public Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi in these stations comes from a journey that Indian Railways, RailTel and Google embarked on two and a half years ago. There are now over eight million people getting online with Google Station every month. On average, people consume 350 MB of data per session, roughly the size of a half-hour television episode and over half of the people using Google Station engage in multiple online sessions a day..
Further, Google Station is now also available in 150 locations in Pune, Maharashtra, and more Smart Cities are coming soon.
“India has the second largest population of internet users in the world, but there are still almost a billion Indians who aren’t online. We realize that not everyone in India lives or works near a train station, so we’re moving beyond train stations and into the rest of the cities,” said the blog post.