The internet giant intends to fix the problem with the help of Google Station, a suite of tools designed to create and maintain public Wi-Fi a breeze.
Google Station, however, won’t be limited to India. The company hopes to bring the Internet to public places across the world. (Also read: How Android Doze Works, And How To Tweak It To Save Your Battery)
The company has not revealed more details in this regard, but it is working with unspecified Internet service providers and hardware companies to fix the Wi-Fi issue. Its next step will be to enlist partners like cafes and shopping malls.
The internet giant will handle login info to users for different hotspots. That means you can access Internet from any hotspots, using a single username and password. There is no need to ask coffee houses or shopping malls to share the login details.
The company has also promised to help Wi-Fi hosts to monetize their connections. It will handle payments for anyone charging for access.
Google already offers Internet connections through its high-speed Google Fiber and its mobile service Google Fi. Station differs in that piggybacks on the Internet service providers. In fact, this project stems from Google’s work with Indian Railways to offer Wi-Fi at stations across the country using over 20,000 miles of existing fiber optic cable.
The internet major presently offers Wi-Fi in 50 railway stations in India. It has plans to add 50 more by year’s end.