Google to end ‘Station’ programme
Part of: GS Prelims –Sci & Tech and GS-III- IT
- 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
- 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.