Google is a dominant name when it comes to internet matters and apparently, the company wants to take this to the next level by offering free internet on public transport buses.
The company sees no need for you to use cellular data while commuting to or from work and as result, it has launched Google Stations, a project that is looking forward to equipping trains and buses with free Wi-Fi. The good side of the story is that this Google Stations is not just a project in the company’s home country, but it is meant for the entire world.
For those in India, this is not new at all. Google entered the transport sector last year and fitted Indian stations with free Wi-Fi. As for now, the company is looking to expand the services globally.
In India alone, more than 15, 000 people are estimated to go online via these stations each and every day. As a result, the company sees no reason they shouldn’t expand the service to include trains and the rest of the world, a top Google official noted. According to the search engine giant, Google Stations will provide the willing partners with the required tools needed for rolling out the said free Wi-Fi hotspots in public areas. In short, the process will not be uniform and it will heavily depend on the carrier in your region, among other factors.
The Google Stations is just one of the many projects that the company has recently been pushing to India. Just recently, a YouTube Go app that can work when offline has bene pushed into the market to help those with poor internet access. As with Stations, this YouTube Go app is also set to roll out to other regions with similar shortcomings.
So, if you are the kind who is always on your phone checking for that new notification when on the bus or train, it is just a matter of time before you start enjoying free Wi-Fi from Google.