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Google to end ‘Station’ programme

  • IASbaba
  • February 18, 2020
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Google to end ‘Station’ programme

Part of: GS Prelims –Sci & Tech and GS-III- IT

In news:

  • Google Started the ‘Station’ programme to bring free public Wi-Fi to 400 busiest railway stations in India.
  • Now decided to gradually wind down the service globally 

What ?

  • Google  believes that better data plans and improving mobile connectivity have made it “simpler and cheaper” for users to get online.
  • The programme was kick-started in India in 2015 as a partnership between Google, Indian Railways and RailTel to bring fast and free public WiFi.

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