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Hundred Railway Stations Across India Now Have Free WiFi Service

Ooty Railway Station is now the 100th station in India to have free WiFi service.

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Google and Railtel will offer WiFi across 100 stations this year. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Google, in collabration with Railtel, on Thursday, rolled out free WiFi service at Udhagamandalam (Ooty) station in Tamil Nadu, making it the the 100th railway station to offer high speed internet to an estimated 10 million people.

We are really excited about reaching this milestone and it is an incredible feeling to look back and see how far we’ve come since we announced that we were partnering with Indian Railways and RailTel to provide WiFi at 400 railway stations throughout the country.
Gulzar Azad, Head of Connectivity, Google India

In January, Google launched its first free WiFi services at Mumbai's Mumbai Central station.

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According to Google, over 10 million people who pass through these stations every day now have an access to fast Internet speed to stream (or offline) an HD video, research their destination or download a new book or game for the journey ahead.

Google will continue to deploy the high speed WiFi in 300 more stations across the country.

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