Android Central reports that Google is implementing its Google Station programs in venues all over Mexico in order to provide free, fast, and reliable internet to citizens. Google Stations will be installed in large, public venues like malls, airports, and public transit stations.
The Google Station program launched in 2015 to provide free internet to railway stations throughout India, who is now aiming to install free WiFi in 100% of its stations by 2019. After the rapid spread of internet access points across India, Google expanded the program into Indonesia, providing free internet to venues throughout Java and Bali.
Mexico is Google’s third target in their Station program, as they seek to provide hotspots to countries that have relatively limited access to the internet. Google stated that though Mexico’s rates for data plans have gotten much cheaper, accessing information is still a challenge for many citizens.
Google is partnering with Sitwifi to begin implementing the program throughout Mexico and they plan to install over 100 hotspots by the end of 2018, making internet more accessible than ever to citizens in the third-most internet-reliant country in Latin America.
More about Google Station from Google:
To bring better Internet access to people in Mexico, we’re working with Internet service provider Sitwifi to convert their existing hotspots to Google Station, our high-speed public Wi-Fi platform that gives partners an easy set of tools to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places. Starting today, Google Station will be available in 60+ high-traffic venues across Mexico City and nationwide, including airports, shopping malls and public transit stations. We plan to reach 100+ locations before the end of the year.
Mexico is the first country in Latin America to launch Google Station, and the third country globally, after India and Indonesia. Google Station can be found in Mexico City and 44 more cities in the country, so if you’re near one of the locations, go watch a high-quality video (or maybe save some YouTube offline for later)!