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400 stations to get WiFi from Google, RailTel & Indian Railways

Google has announced that it will tie-up with the Indian Railways and RailTel to provide high speed WiFi coverage in 400 stations across India. The company mentions that the WiFi will be provided for free at the start, the with long-term goal of making it self-sustainable. According to the company, it will begin the rollout starting at 100 stations across the country, with this batch expected to be completed by the end of 2016. It mentions that the first few stations should get WiFi coverage in the next few months. The remaining 300 stations will follow in ‘quick succession’, but there is no timeline given for it. Interestingly, Google mentions that it will sign up with partners other than RailTel in the future as well. Note that Google did not say how it will actually make the platform self-sustainable. We…

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