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1.5 Millions Indians Using High Speed Wi-Fi

1.5 mn Indians using high-speed Wi-Fi at railway stations: Google
Nearly 1.5 million Indians are using the high-speed Wi-Fi services at 19 railways stations across the country that Google provided as part of ts project, the technology giant revealed on Monday on the occasion of the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day by the wireless Broadband Alliance that aims to provide a platform to help bridge the digital divide to take this moment to celebrate .
We estone we have hit with our project with Railtel to provide high speed Wi-Fi at  railway stations blog post. The across India,” Google said in company rolled out the network at four of India’s stations Sealdah, Lucknow Junction. largest Lucknow City and Gorakhpur Junction last week. With this project, Google wants to create abundant broadband access 1.5 millions Indians who are currently either not online or are using it in limited capacity. said company while they are only approximately 20 at per cent of the rollout schedule for this year, the response has been phenomenal.
We saw 100,000 users connect to the network within a week of launch at Mumbai Central and as we started rolling out the network at more stations we saw exponential jump in the consumption of the network,” the post read. “Users in tier 2 cities latched onto the network with more enthusiasm and we saw much higher consumption of data in tier 2 cities where access to high-speed broadband is more challenging,” the company added. According to the data provided, Bhubaneshwar has overtaken
Mumbai Central in terms of data usage within a day of the launch and the company is seeing similar usage patterns in other tier 2 cities like Patna, Jaipur and Vishakhapatnam
The company said that the average consumption per user on the network is 15 times the data they would consume on a 3G pack in a day “While the primary usage is focused around infotainment, we are seeing a lot of users in tier 2 cities use the network to look up and apply for jobs online.
Bhubaneswar and Pune see lots of students come to the stations to look for up information related to educational courses, exam results, downloading software’s and upgrading their phone apps,” the company noted.

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