Pune: Google has teamed up with L&T to expand the provision of its WiFi services to the citizens of Pune. The company, a subsidiary of Alphabet Incorporated, said that there will be close to 150 Google Station hotspots in as a part of the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited’s Smart City project.
It had previously reported to reaching close to 7.7 million users at over 270 Railway Stations through its RailTel WiFi project.
The search engine major hopes that the initiative would increase the usability of the city’s other smart city services which include public buses, opportunities for digital learning, and participation in digital governance. The hotspots will be available at public places like gardens, hospitals and police stations.
Vinay Goel, Product Management Director, Google Station said, “Today marks a big step for us as we expand Google Station hotspots from railways to cities. Our aim with Google Station is to to bring fast WiFi to more users in more places within India. We built Google Station to be both the highest-quality and easiest WiFi service for users and the easiest for partners to deploy — and we think this makes Station a great connectivity partner for the growing number of Indian smart cities. We’re looking forward to helping people in Pune get fast, simple and secure access to everything the internet has to offer.”